HIST 6820: History of Indigenous Peoples (3)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0
This class will examine the so-called Fourth World, the world of global indigenous peoples. What role do indigenous people play in shaping today's world? Is there a place for these people in today's world, and if so, whose responsibility is it to assure them of this place? This class will be divided into two basic content units: for half the class we will focus in issues that are impacting indigenous peoples today all over the world, and examine their responses. This section will address issues such as the impact of globalization on indigenous peoples, sovereignty, self-representation, and cultural revitalization. In the second half of the semester, we will be examining six different groups (one from each inhabited continent). Each of these groups will give additional insight into the problems faced in the particular region of the world.