The Indigenous Experience: Global Perspectives
Roger Maaka, Chris Andersen
Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2006 - Social Science - 366 pages
The Indigenous Experience: Global Perspectives introduces upper-level undergraduate students to some of the richness and heterogeneity of Indigenous cultures. Written by top scholars in the field, the readings explore common themes and experiences of indigeneity that persist across geographic borders. The first section examines the processes of conquest and colonization, while the second section addresses genocide and the problem of intention. The remaining readings interrogate the social constructs and myths promulgated by colonialism and explore the politics of resistance, struggles for justice, and future models of constructive engagement.
The examples span the globe from the Indigenous nations of Turtle Island--such as the Plains Cree, the Haudenosaunee nation of Kahnawake, and the Métis--to the original peoples of the South Pacific, including Aboriginal Australians, the Maori of Aotearoa, and the Rapanui. Other Indigenous peoples represented in this volume include the Guaraní, the Saami, the Ainu, and the Ogoni people. Combining historical narratives with complex conceptual issues and strong pedagogical support, The Indigenous Experience is a welcome addition to the literature of Indigenous Studies.
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Table of Contents
Aboriginal activities agriculture Ainu American argued assembly Australia became Blyan Canada Canadian century CHAPTER claims colonial Commission conﬂict Conquest constitutional constructive engagement country’s criminal cultural Cunneen deﬁne discourse disease economic election epidemic ethnic European example Ezochi farmers farming ﬁeld ﬁgure ﬁnd ﬁrst genocide global Guarani Hawai’i Hokkaido Hokkaido University human rights identity impact Indian Indian Act indige indigenous communities indigenous societies inﬂuence issues Kahnawake king Kushihara land language living Maori Matsumae ment Metis Mexico Mixtecs Mohawk Nahua nation-states nationhood native Hawaiians non—Indigenous Norwegian ofAboriginal offences ofﬁcial ofindigenous ofthe organizations Paciﬁc Plains Cree police political population president Rapanui reconciliation reﬂect relations relationship reserves residential schools Saami Sapporo sea cucumber self—determination settlers signiﬁcant social sovereignty Spanish Territory tion Torres Strait Islander trading post traditional Treaty United University Press West Zapatistas Zealand