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POLI 377 - Everyday Indigenous Sovereignty

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
Sovereignty is a weighty concept, and it has dominated scholarship in Native American and Indigenous history, politics and even literature. Sovereignty brings to mind images of grandeur: Indigenous leaders making speeches on the political stage or academics theorizing in offices. But what if Indigenous sovereignty is also a grandparent and grandchild going for a walk in the bush? In this seminar, we interrogate theories of Indigenous sovereignty by putting them into conversation with the everyday: ordinary behavior, small things and the quotidian elements of Native American and Indigenous life. Grounded by core texts written by Indigenous political thinkers, we consider how a turn to the everyday can actually be radical.  Mallory Whiteduck.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: CLS

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