Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context NDW4M: Challenges
This course provides students with an overview of the issues and challenges that confront indigenous peoples worldwide. Students will develop an understanding of the development of the concerns and aspirations of the world's indigenous population.
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provide non-instructionalassignment support (e.g. writing techniques for various kinds of assignments like speeches, essays, presentations, poems, etc.) as well tools to assist students in accomplishing their work (e.g citation machines, information on how to create a map/graph/chart, etc.)
The past five centuries a shocking series of confrontations have witnessed between European nations and millions of indigenous peoples, and these cultural encounters still resonate strongly to this day. Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold is an essential book for understanding the true impact of imperialism. Beautifully and passionately written, it provides a judicious and exhaustively researched indictment of European exploitation. Focusing on four collisions between Europeans and indigenous cultures -- the conquest of Mexico, the British onslaught on the Tasmanian Aborigines, the uprooting of the Apaches, and the German campaign against the tribes of Southwest Africa -- Mark Cocker illuminates the fundamental experiences that underlay the colonial experience around the globe. Beyond making a persuasive -- and balanced -- case against colonialism, Cocker also sustains a riveting, often harrowing story. Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold is narrative history in its most impressive form -- engaging,accessible, and thought provoking.
Indigenous Knowledges in Global Contexts
by Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg (Editor); Budd L. Hall (Editor); George J. Sefa Dei (Editor)
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Indigenous knowledges are understood as the commonsense ideas and cultural knowledges of local peoples concerning the everyday realities of living. This definition refers to the epistemic saliency of cultural traditions, values, belief systems and world views that, in any indigenous society, are imparted to the younger generation by community elders. It is also refers to world views that are products of a profoundly direct experience of nature and its relationship with the social world. Bringing new and complex readings to the term 'indigenous', this collection of essays from Canadian and international contributors is an invitation to critically engage in the discussion of indigenous knowledges and their implication for academic decolonization. The essays are divided into four sections: Situating Indigenous Knowledges: Definitions and Boundaries; Indigenous Knowledge: Resistance and Advocacy; Indigenous Knowledge and the Academy; and Indigenous Knowledge and Transforming Practices. Collectively the essays situate indigenous knowledges in relation to conventional knowledges, validate the existence of multiple sources of knowledge, and examine the varying strategies, projects, and theories that are currently being developed in support of indigenous knowledges. The book draws attention to some of the nuances, contradictions, and contestations in affirming the place of indigenous knowledges in the academy, while maintaining that different bodies of knowledges continually influence each other to reveal the dynamism of all knowledge systems.
by Virginia Luling
Publication Date: 1990-08-01
Describes the cultures of certain indigenous peoples, such as the Bushmen of the Kalahari and the forest people of Borneo, and examines how such cultures are threatened and changed by the encroachment of modern civilization.