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Harvard Undergraduate Law Review "The Legal History of the United States and Its Attack Against Native Americans"

August 14, 2021

"Since May 2021, more than 1,308 unmarked graves have been found at four former Indian Residential Schools in Canada. [1] These discoveries have renewed significant interest in investigating and speaking out against the oppression of Native Americans. Indian Residential Schools particularly demonstrate that oppression against Native Americans has extended beyond mere assimilation efforts to include outright elimination tactics in pursuit of a contiguous settler state. Indian Residential Schools have recently become an impetus for exploring elimination tactics across numerous sectors,...

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CNBC: "Native American college students found strength in their heritage that helped them get through the pandemic" ft. Brandon McIntire (Yupik) '21

August 11, 2021

 

Brandon McIntire, a recent Yup’ik and Unangax̂ graduate from Harvard, was given a three-day notice to leave his dorm. After making the journey back home to Alaska, McIntire had to wake up at 5 a.m. to participate in classes on the east coast that made him re-evaluate his education.

 “When coronavirus, started to pick up and get bad, it kind of felt like – why are we still doing weekly reading assignments when the world is like this?” said McIntire. “School, it felt like, to me, didn’t care...

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HIST 97P "What is Indigenous History?"

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Spring

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2021

Phil Deloria
Sophomore Tutorial, History Department
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM ET

What is it to be Indigenous?  Is indigeneity a contemporary political formation, the product of centuries of colonial and imperial incursions into the lands of others?  Is it an aboriginal, autochthonous presence that has existed from ancient time, with a continuity based on both survival and self-possession?  Or something else entirely?  While many first peoples prefer culturally specific identities over the general term indigenous, others embrace Indigeneity...

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DEV 501M Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I

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Spring

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2021

Joe Kalt
January Term, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15

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, economic development, constitutional reform, cultural promotion, land and water rights, religious freedom, health and social welfare, and education. Because the challenges are broad and comprehensive, the course emphasizes the...

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HIST 1015 Native American Women: History and Myth

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Spring

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2021

Tiya Miles
Teaching Fellow: Sarah Sadlier
Tuesday/Thursday, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM ET

This combined lecture/discussion course explores histories of women from diverse Indigenous nations within the current boundaries of the United States. The course traces multiple themes that intersect Native women’s lives: concepts of family and intimate relationships; spiritual understandings and notions of tradition; gender roles and cross-cultural gender difference; processes and kinds of colonialism, conceptions of land and effects of land dispossession; cultural negotiation, change, and...

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HUNAP 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

HUNAP turned 50 in 2020! Originally established in 1970 as the American Indian Program (AIP), the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) has served as a home to the Indigenous community on campus for decades while also serving as a scholarly resource and advocate for Indigenous issues inside and outside of Harvard University.

 

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