Indigenous Nationalism: Native Rights and Sovereignty (Identical to Government 60.3)
The recently ratified United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) has changed the face of international Indigenous politics. In this course, we will examine and compare contemporary Indigenous politics in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia (with the occasional glance to the United States). In these four "settler" states, Indigenous peoples de facto possess some form of political recognition. In Canada, the rights of Aboriginal peoples are explicitly protected in the Canadian Constitution; in New Zealand, the political relationship between the Maori and European newcomers (Pakeha) is governed by the renewed principles of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi; and, the Australian state now recognizes the legal existence of Native title in Australian law.
Not open to first-year students without permission of instructor. Dist: SOC or INT; WCult: NW. Turner.
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