This study unit enables learners to recognize and analyze indigenous peoples' rights, altering relations of power, and develops a detailed knowledge of indigenous peoples’ legal status.
This study unit invites students to reflect critically on indigenous peoples’ history and the present in the context of developing international law. This study unit also investigates the meaning of self-determination as well as the utility of international human rights law.
Study material for an examination covering the content of this study unit:
1) Simpson, Audra & Andrea Smith 2014: Theorizing Native Studies. Durham: Duke.
2) Niezen, Ronald 2003: The Origins of Indigenism. Human Rights and the Politics of Identity. Berkeley: University of California Press.
3) Choose one of the following:
Andersson, Rani-Henrik 2018: A whirlwind passed through our country: Lakota voices of the ghost dance. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
Ben, Saul 2016: Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights. International and Regional Jurisprudence. Oxford: Hart.
Dahl, Jens 2012: The Indigenous Space and Marginalized Peoples in the United Nations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Graham Laura R. & H. Glenn Penny 2014: Performing Indigeneity. Global Histories and Contemporary Experiences. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
Green, Joyce (ed.). 2007: Making Space for Indigenous Feminism. London: Fernwood/ Zed books.
Lakomäki, Sami 2014: Gathering together: the Shawnee people through diaspora and nationhood, 1600-1870. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Seurujärvi-Kari, Irja 2012: Ale jaskkot eatnigiella. Alkuperäiskansaliikkeen ja saamen kielen merkitys saamelaisten identiteetille. Helsingin yliopisto.
Virtanen, Pirjo Kristiina 2012: Indigenous Youth in Brazilian Amazonia: Changing Lived Worlds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
General scale 0–5.
Assessments in the course and exam.