Revised Schedule: Parts Four and Five

Part Four:
Resistance and Resurgence in Practice: Case Studies

Thursday, March 21

Required Readings:

  1. [HALL] Ch. 4, Indigenous Mexico: Globalization and Resistance, pp. 63-90.
  2. [HALL] Ch. 5, American Indian Survival and Revitalization: Native Nations in the United States, pp. 91-119.

Recommended Reading:

  1. [SISSONS] Ch. 3, Urban Indigeneity, pp. 61-83.

Optional Background Readings in course packs on Reserve:

  • Alfred, Gerald Taiaiake. 2005. Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom. PeterboroughON: Broadview Press. (First Words, 19-38)
  • Nagel, Joane. 1996. American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Red Power and the Resurgence of Identity and Culture. New York: OxfordUniversity Press. (Ch. 5, The Politics of American Indian Ethnicity: Solving the Puzzle of Indian Ethnic Resurgence, 113-157)
  • Champagne Duane. 1997. “Self-determination and Activism Among American Indians in the United States 1972-1997.” Cultural Survival Quarterly, 21.2:
  • Deloria, Vine, Jr. 1994. God is Red: A Native View of Religion. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing. (Ch. 1, The Indian Movement, 4-24)

Recommended Films:

Film: You Are On Indian Land (Canada, 1969)—which can also be viewed online at:

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Canada, 1993)—which can also be viewed online at:, or,

Tuesday, March 26 & Thursday, March 28

Optional Background Readings in course packs on Reserve:

  • Postero, Nancy. 2005. “Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism: A Look at the Bolivian Uprising of 2003.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 28 (1): 73-92.
  • Fuentes, Federico. 2007. “The Struggle for Bolivia’s Future.” Monthly Review, July-August: 95-109.
  • New Internationalist. 2008. “I Will Return and I Will Be Millions.” April. 4-7.
  • Durán de Huerta, Marta. 1999. “An Interview with Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, Spokesman and Military Commander of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN).” International Affairs, 75 (2): 269-279.
  • Harvey, Neil. 1998. The Chiapas Rebellion: The Struggle for Land and Democracy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press (Ch. 8, The Zapatista Opening, 199-226)
  • Nash, June. 1995. “The Reassertion of Indigenous Identity: Mayan Responses to State Intervention in Chiapas.” Latin American Research Review, 30 (3): 7-41.

Reminder: Third essay exam is due today at the start of class, in class. Worth 35% of the final grade.

Part Five:
Citizenship, Nationhood, Transnationalism

Tuesday, April 2 & Thursday, April 4

Supplementary Documents:

Required Readings:

  1. [SISSONS] Ch. 5, Indigenous Citizens, pp. 113-137.
  2. [MAAKA] Ch. 20, “Sovereignty”—An Inappropriate Concept (Gerald Taiaiake Alfred), pp. 322-336.
  3. [MAAKA] Ch. 12, Paths Toward a Mohawk Nation: Narratives of Citizenship and Nationhood in Kahnawake (Audra Simpson), pp. 174-188.

Tuesday, April 9 & Thursday, April 11

Required Readings:

  1. [HALL] Ch. 6, Indigenous Peoples: Global Perspectives and Movements, pp. 120-138.

Optional Background Readings in course packs on Reserve:

  • Muehlebach, Andrea. 2001. “‘Making Place’ at the United Nations: Indigenous Cultural Politics at the U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations.” Cultural Anthropology, 16 (3): 415–448.
  • Brysk, Alison. 1996. “Turning Weakness into Strength: The Internationalization of Indian Rights.” Latin American Perspectives, 23 (2) Spring: 38-57.
  • Oldham, Paul and Frank, Miriam Anne. 2008. “ ‘We the peoples…’ The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” Anthropology Today, 24 (2): 5-9.
  • Bowen, John R. 2000. “Should we have a universal concept of ‘Indigenous peoples’ rights’.” Anthropology Today, 16 (4): 12-16.

Fourth and final essay exam assigned on Thursday, April 11, due on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Worth 25% of the final grade.

Please send this exam via email only, as an attachment in either .odt, .dot, or .docx formats. No other formats are allowed. You have until the end of the day to submit it to and you must verify that you have included the attachment for your email to count as a proper submission of the exam.