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LAND BACK! Indigenous Sovereignty Politics
AMST 307
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ANTH 307

This advanced research seminar will feature a look at the contemporary LAND BACK movement through current case studies with a focus on tracing the historical and legal genealogies of settler colonial land dispossession, indigenous land title, and self-governance issues bounded to territory (recognized and otherwise). We will examine different historical periods, moments, geographical sites, and case studies to explore the complexities of life for Indigenous peoples in the Pacific Islands and North America subject to the authority of the United States in relation to land as a central part of exercising sovereignty. In relation to these themes, the course will also examine: Indigenous peoples' varied political statuses in settler colonial context; self-determination; structures of domination and resistance; Indigenous agency; Native nationalism and decolonization. Readings will focus on the recognition and assertion of collective land rights, treaty rights, as well as land claims, land recovery, and land reclamation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(CIVI-MN)(HRAD-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on MAR-05-2024
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