ENG359H5 • Land Back: Indigenous Voices and Narratives

This course examines how stories by Indigenous Peoples assert the inherent right to Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination, and self-government, with emphasis on settler colonialism in Canada and in the United States of America. This course engages with Indigenous narratives to understand the relationship between concepts of land rights, Indigenous resurgence, reconciliation, decolonization, and the politics of recognition. Topics may include Indigenous futurisms, digital sovereignty, treaty-making, Indigenous feminisms, sovereign eroticism, Indigenous political movements, land-based organizing, and environmental and climate justice. Texts may include the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the UN Working Group on Indigenous Peoples, as well as film, music, literature, and non-literature from individuals such as Glen Coulthard, Winona Laduke, Alanis Obomsawin, Tracey Lindberg, Audra Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Joy Harjo, Leroy Little Bear, Snotty Nosed Rez Kids, and Taiaiake Alfred.

1.0 credit in ENG and 3.0 additional credits
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