Subject: Indigenous Studies
Credit units: 3
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: Indigenous Studies

Description

That the literature on Indigenous genocide is relatively sparse reflects the degree in which nonIndigenous North Americans have constructed their national histories that either erases Indigenous historical presence as in the United States or as in Canada promotes a benevolent national character. As a result, in both countries there is a refusal to take seriously any claims of Indigenous genocide. This readings course provides a counter-narrative to explore the various ways in which genocide has been enacted upon Indigenous peoples, how discussion about Indigenous genocide has shifted in recent years, and the multitude of long-term implications genocide has created for Indigenous people.

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