Indigenous Focused Course

Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor Eric Henson

Friday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This community based research course focuses on some of the major issues Native American Indian tribes and nations face in the 21st century. It provides in-depth, hands-on exposure to native development issues, including: sovereignty, economic development, constitutional reform, leadership, health and social welfare, tribal finances, land and water rights, culture and language, religious freedom, and education. In particular, the course emphasizes problem definition, client relationships, and designing and completing...

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Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Professor Joe Kalt

J-Term 2021 Course

Jan 3-22, Tues - Thurs, 10 am - 4:30 pm

Course Site

This course examines the challenges that contemporary Native American tribes and nations face as they endeavor to rebuild their communities, strengthen their cultures, and support their citizens. The range of issues that Native leaders and policymakers confront is wide and encompass political sovereignty,...

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ANTHRO 1490 Something Else: Material Revolutions in Indigenous Activism

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2021

Zoe Eddy
Tuesdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

 

This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of how North American Indigenous communities, particularly women and two-spirit people, navigate activist movements through material culture and media. We will examine Indigenous material culture across various timelines and focus specifically on trajectories of objects of resistance. Students will learn how to approach material objects from a historical perspective as well as how to consider these objects in their current cultural context. In addition to...

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DEV 502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2021

Eric Henson
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

This community based research course focuses on some of the major issues Native American Indian tribes and nations face in the 21st century. It provides in-depth, hands-on exposure to native development issues, including: sovereignty, economic development, constitutional reform, leadership, health and social welfare, tribal finances, land and water rights, culture and language, religious freedom, and education. In particular, the course emphasizes problem definition, client relationships, and designing and completing a research...

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ANTHRO 1182: People of the Sun: The Archaeology of Ancient Mexico

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Professor, Dr. Jennifer Carballo

Monday, Wednesday 12-1:15pm

Course Site

This course provides a broad overview of the archaeology of ancient Mexico and Central America, focusing on the Indigenous cultures of highland Mexico such as the Aztecs and Zapotecs, as well as their predecessors and contemporary descendants. Anthropology 1182 is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation...

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ENGLISH 90HP: Harvard and the Puritans in Native America

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Professor Alan Niles

Wednesday 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Course Site

Harvard’s still governing 1650 charter states the institution’s mission is “the education of English and Indian youth.” What were the ideas about race, culture, and colonialism that made such an idea possible? What was life like for the early Native American students who studied at Harvard, and what happened to the founding idea of a multiracial...

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Expository Writing 20: Wastelands

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Course Site

Wastelands

The impenetrable wilderness of The Revenant, the diseased streets of Children of Men, the trash heap cities of Wall-E—these are the wastelands that fascinate our pop culture. On the screen, they come to life as horrifying alternate universes and dead civilizations—the very fates we must avoid at all costs. And yet wastelands are not exclusively the stuff...

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SPANSH 147: Decolonial Views, Decolonial Practices: Indigeneity and Protest in Latin America and the Caribbean

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Course Site

The resignation of Ricardo Rosselló—former governor of Puerto Rico— in 2019 was in due in part, but not exclusively, to the Colectivo Feminista en Construcción and its tactics of Black feminist decolonial methodologies. This course investigates the ruptures and interruptions of decoloniality, as theory and as praxis, deployed by non-indigenous and indigenous peoples. We aim to understand the nuances and problematizations that...

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EDU T002: Critical Race Theory in Education

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Semester: Fall

Offered: 2021

This course focuses on the epistemological, methodological, and pedagogical uses of critical race theory (CRT) in the examination and deconstruction of race-based educational disparities and inequalities in K-12 and postsecondary education. The overarching goals of the course will be to examine the utility of CRT as a theoretical framework in (1) interrogating the factors that cause racial educational disparities; (2) exploring why inequalities exist and persist; and (3) determining sustainable remedies to these disparities and...

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EMR 145 Latinx Xicanx Indigeneities

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Marcelo Garzo
Wednesdays, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

In this advanced seminar course, we will explore questions of indigeneity and decolonization in Latinx and Xicanx communities and diasporas across Abya Yala (the Americas, including the Caribbean). Thinking from the intersections of Latinx/Xicanx and Native/Indigenous Studies and communities — and through a comparative and critical Ethnic Studies lens — we will trace key terms and concepts that emerge from these important transdisciplinary fields, social movements and debates. How does indigeneity relate to concepts such as...

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STU 1501 This Land is Your Land (M1)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Daniel D'Oca
Tuesday/Thursday  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

In the US, there are over 300 federal Indian reservations, covering over 50 million acres of land in 36 states. However, a majority of Native Americans—as many as 78 percent—live off reservations in urban areas. Since the passage of the Indian Relocation Act of 1956, which encouraged Native Americans to assimilate into the general population by moving to cities, the population of so-called “urban Indians” has been increasing rapidly. But the assumptions behind the Indian Relocation Act and similarly...

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HIST-LIT 90EM: Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Alan Niles 
Wednesdays 12:00-2:45 

How do we know the histories of colonialism and empire? In this course, we will study how European expansion in the Americas fueled and was fueled by the production of records and representations of colonial spaces and their peoples. We will study how violence and resistance shaped alternative systems of...

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IGA 671: Policy and Social Innovation for the Changing Arctic

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Halla Logadottir 
Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM (or 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM on Thursday) 

Climate change is transforming the Arctic region. The region is warming at least twice as fast as the global average, and as the ice retreats on the top of our planet, it is unleashing challenges with local, regional, and global implications across multiple policy...

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HLS 2193: Natural Resources Law

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Robert Anderson (Oneida Nation Law Chair at HLS) 
Monday/Tuesday 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM 

This course will provide you with a basic understanding and overview of the fundamental principles of public land law and federal natural resource management. The class covers general principles and several federal resources management regimes with a brief...

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