Welcome - Indigenous Global Politics POLI 5532   Indigenous Global Politics
This course introduces students to topics of Indigenous governance, power, and self-determination in a global perspective. It examines how Indigenous peoples participate in contemporary global politics, challenging conventional approaches to the scholarship and practice of international relations. We explore the contradictions of the state as it relates to Indigenous peoples and alternatives to the current international system as expressed by Indigenous scholars, recognizing that these “alternatives” are not alternative to the peoples and cultures where these ways of knowing and being originate. We will ground our discussions in the context of colonialism past and present, highlighting Indigenous peoples’ resistance to colonialism and state violence, as well as relationships between decolonization and self-determination.
FORMAT: Seminar