Canadian Scholars’ Press
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2006 the indigenous experience cvr
366 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
November 2006
Print ISBN: 9781551303000
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Overview

The Indigenous Experience: Global Perspectives is the first book of its kind. In attempting to present the reader with some of the richness and heterogeneity of Indigenous colonial experiences, the articles featured in this provocative new volume constitute a broad survey of Indigenous peoples from around the globe. Examples are drawn from the North American nations of Canada and the United States; the Hispanic nations of Latin America; Australia; New Zealand; Hawaii and Rapanui from Oceania; from Northern Europe and the circumpolar region, Norway; and from the continent of Africa, an example from Nigeria.

The readings focus on the broader issues of indigeneity in globalization. The book is organized by universal themes that stretch across national and geographic boundaries:

  • The processes of colonization that include conquest, slavery, and dependence
  • Colonialism, genocide, and the problem of intention
  • Social constructs, myths, and criminalization
  • The ongoing struggle to attain social justice, self-determination, and equity

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

PART I: COLONIZATION AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Chapter 1: Indigenous Peoples – David Maybury-Lewis
Chapter 2: Trade, Slavery, and Colonialism – Grant McCall
Chapter 3: The Ecology of Ainu Autonomy and Dependence – Brett L. Walker
Chapter 4: Hawai'i Under Non-Hawaiian Rule – Michael Kioni Dudley and Keoni Kealoha Agard
Chapter 5: Colonizing Knowledges – Linda Tuhiwai Smith

PART II: COLONIALISM, GENOCIDE, AND THE PROBLEM OF INTENTION
Chapter 6: Extract from A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present – Russell Means
Chapter 7: Settling In: Epidemics and Conquest to the End of the First Century – Noble David Cook
Chapter 8: Confronting Australian Genocide – Colin Tatz
Chapter 9: "Killing the Indian in the Child": Four Centuries of Church-Run Schools – Suzanne Fournier and Ernie Crey
Chapter 10: The Guarani: The Economics of Ethnocide – Richard H. Robbins

PART III: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS OF COLONIALISM
Chapter 11: The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power – Stuart Hall
Chapter 12: Paths Toward a Mohawk Nation: Narratives of Citizenship and Nationhood in Kahnawake – Audra Simpson
Chapter 13: The Criminalization of Indigenous People – Chris Cunneen
Chapter 14: The Indians Are Coming to an End: The Myth of Native Desolation – Matthew Restall
Chapter 15: "We Must Farm to Enable Us to Live": The Plains Cree and Agriculture to 1900 – Sarah A. Carter

PART IV: THE INDIGENOUS STRUGGLE AND THE POLITICS OF INDIGENEITY
Chapter 16: Imagining Civilization on the Frontiers of Aboriginality – Anthony J. Hall
Chapter 17: Saami and Norwegians: Symbols of Peoplehood and Nationhood – Trond Thuen
Chapter 18: The New Politics of Resistance – Ronald Niezen
Chapter 19: Politics within the Metis Association of Alberta – Joe Sawchuk
Chapter 20: "Sovereignty" – An Inappropriate Concept – Gerald Taiaiake Alfred
Chapter 21: Indigeneity at the Edge: Towards a Constructive Engagement – Roger C.A. Maaka and Augie Fleras

Appendix: Relevant Websites

Roger C.A. Maaka

Roger C.A. Maaka is Head of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a respected academic from New Zealand, a Maori expert and scholar. Dr. Maaka's research interests include Indigenous Peoples' quest for equity.


Chris Andersen

Chris Andersen is Métis from Saskatchewan, and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta.

The Indigenous Experience, Race and Racialization

Reviews

"This book is a welcome addition to the literature. Perhaps its greatest strength is its breadth of coverage in terms of historical eras, colonizing powers, and the conditions and forces created by colonialism, as discussed by renowned authors.... This book does not shy away from the gory details of the colonial experience. As a result, colonialism does not come across as a mere academic abstraction; rather, it leaps off the page as a vivid reality."
—  J. Rick Ponting, Sociology Department, University of Calgary