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.
General scale 0–5.
Study material for an examination covering the content of this study unit:
1) Niezen, Ronald 2003: The Origins of Indigenism. Human Rights and the Politics of Identity. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2) Choose two of the following:
Andersson, Rani-Henrik 2008: Lakota Ghost Dance of 1890. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
de la Cadena, Marisol and Orin Starn (ed.) 2007: Indigenous Experience Today. Oxford: Berg.
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 Publishing / Zed books.
Greene, Shane 2009: Customizing Indigeneity. Paths to a Visionary Politics in Peru. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Hansen, Lars Ivar and Olsen Bjornar 2013: Hunters in transition: an outline of early Sami history. Leiden: Brill.
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.
Assessments in the course and exam.