Welcome - Indigenous Politics in Canada POLI 2215   Indigenous Politics in Canada
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course explores the colonial relationship between Indigenous peoples in what we call Canada and the Canadian settler-state, or the Crown. Dominant themes include nationhood, identity, autonomy, colonialism, and the state. We discuss Indigenous ways of knowing and being in Canada and how the settler state attempts to subvert these ideas. We examine the key political and legal issues, cases, and events that shape the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. Some key questions include how Indigenous peoples conceptualize self-determination; how the state is understood and experienced by Indigenous peoples; and how misogyny and the patriarchy have shaped colonialism and self-determination.
FORMAT: Lecture