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Noruega. Master of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies

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HIS-3005 History of Indigenous Peoples: Colonisation and Revival - 10 ects

The course is administrated by
Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning

Course contents

The course will deal with both theoretical and empirical aspects. The empirical focus will be on the history of colonialism from the time of conquest to the indigenous peoples political revival during the latest part of the 20-century. The course will compare the history of colonialism and revival of some indigenous societies around the world. In the last section we will use the theories and methods to analyse the emergence of indigenous peoples movement at local, national and global level.

 

Objective of the course

The students will achieve these skills and competences after the course:

Knowledge and understanding: The students shall

  • have basic knowledge about the history of indigenous peoples.
  • know about central categories and definitions within the area of indigenous peoples.
  • have the skills and competences to to deal with both theoretical and empirical aspects of the history of colonialism from the time of conquest to the indigenous peoples political revival during the latest part of the 20-century.
  • have the skills and competences to compare the history of colonialism and revival of some indigenous societies around the world.
  • have the skills and competences of central theories and methods to analyse the emergence of indigenous peoples' movements at local, national and global level.

 

 

Language of instruction and examination

English.

 

Teaching methods

To achieve the central learning targets, the course will have multiple teaching approaches; lectures, discussions, video shows and collective and individual guidance.

 

 

 

 

Assessment methods

Students write two essays during the course, each of about 5-7 pages (c.2250 words). Essays are to be delivered within a limit of seven days. These two essays are evaluated together at the end of the course, and a grade awarded on an A-F scale.

Students are expected to deliver at least one prepared seminar contribution, which must be approved before they can attend the exams.

 

 

Recommended reading/syllabus

Titles marked with are available in compendia. Some copies of Indigenous Peoples and Comparing the Policy of Aboriginal Assimilation will be found in the university library or you may purchase it at the university bookstore.

Historiography and theory (146) :

Benedict Anderson: Imagined Communities, London-New York: Verso, 1991 [1983], pp. 5-7 ("Concepts and Definitions"; p. 36 (summery of chap. 2) and pp. 35-46 (chap. 3: "The Origin of National Consciousness" (13)

Linda Tuhiwai Smith: Decolonizing Methodologies, Zed Books Ltd 1999, pp. 19-41 (Chapter 1, "Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory") (22)

Maria Nugent: Botany Bay: Where Histories Meet, Allan & Urwin 2005, (chap. 1, "A Place for stories), pp. 7-36 (29)

Anna Haebich: "The Battlefields of Aboriginal History", in Martyn Lyons and Penny Russell, Australia´s History: Themes & Debates, UNSW Press 2005, pp. 1-21 (20)

Jürgen Kocka: "The Use of Comparative History", in Ragnar Björk & Karl Molin (eds.), Societies made up of history, Edsbruk 1996, pp. 197-209 (12)

Toby Morantz: "The Past and the Future of Ethnohistory", in Acta Borealia, 1998:1, pp. 59-77 (18)

Source materials:

Henry Reynolds: Why Weren´t We Told? Sidney: Penguin Books 1999, pp. 81-98 (chap. VII, "Teaching and Learning - about Race"); 153-168 (chap. XI, "Arguing about Invasion"7 (32)

Colonization I: Common and different experiences (108)

Tsvetan Todorov, The Conquest of America, HarperPerennial 1992, pp. 34-50 (chapters "Columbus and the Indians") (24)

Ronald Wright, Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes, Penguin 1993 [1992], pp. 3-14 ("Prologue: Discovery") and pp. 83 (chap. 3, "Inca") (+ notes) (30)

Ken Coates, "The 'Gentle' Occupation'", in Paul Haveman (ed.): Indigenous Peoples Rights, Oxford University Press, 1999, pp.141-162 (21)

Henry Reynolds, "New Frontiers: Australia", in Paul Haveman (ed.): Indigenous Peoples Rights, Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 129-141 (22)

Veli-Pekka Lehtola, "The Sami siida and the Nordic states from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 1900s", in Kristina Karppi & Johan Eriksson (eds.), Conflict and Cooperation in the North, Umeå, 2000, pp. 183-194 (11)

Colonization II: Changing land rights regimes (74)

Tsvetan Todorov, The Conquest of America, op.cit., pp. 151-177, excerpts from chapters "Equality or Inequality" and "Enslavement, Colonialism, and Communication" (the controversy at Valladolid in 1550 between Sepúlveda and Las Casas) (24)

Vine Deloria, Jr., Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties: An Indian Declaration of Independence, New York: Delacorte Press, 1974, pp. 85-111 (chap. 5 "The Doctrine of Discovery") (25)

Coates, "The 'Gentle' Occupation'", op.cit.

Reynolds, "New Frontiers: Australia", op.cit

Magnus Mörner, "The Land Rights of the Sami and the Indians - A Historical Comparison in the Supreme Court", in Birgitta Jahreskog (ed.): The Sami National Minority in Swede, Stockholm 1982, pp. 36-61 (25)

Source materials:

Johnson v. McIntosh (1823) and Worcester v. Georgia (1833), published in abstract in Deloria, Jr., op.cit. pp. 99-102 and pp. 103-105.

The assimilation period (107)

John H. Bodley: Victims of Progress, Mountain View, California: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1990, pp. 94-105 (extract of chap. 6, "Cultural Modification Politics"(11)

Brooke Larson, "Andean highland peasants and the trials of nation making during the nineteenth century", in The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Vol III (South America), part 2, chapter 23, pp. 558-572 (14)

Andrew Armitage, Aboriginal Assimilation: Australia, Canada and New Zealand, Vancouver: UBC Press, 1995, pp. 185-219 (chapter "Similarities and Differences among Australia, Canada and New Zealand"), pp. 220- 242 (chap. 9: "Understanding the Policy of Aboriginal Assimilation") (+ notes) (56)

Henry Minde, "Assimilation of the Sami - Implementation and Consequences", in Acta Borealia, 2003:2, pp.121-146 (25)

Source materials:

Bringing them home, Human Rights and Eguel Opportunity Commission (Australia), 1999 (video, 32 minutes)

Extracts of interviews, printed in Minde "Assimilation of the Sami", op.cit.

Revival I: The struggle for land rights and self-determination (146)

Troy R. Johnson, "Roots of Contemporary Native American Activism", in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 20:2 (1996), pp. 127- 154 (28)

Peter H. Russell, "Colonization of Indigenous Peoples: The Movement toward New Relationships", in Margaret MacMillan and Francine McKenzie, Parties Long Estranged: Canada and Australia in the Twentieth Century, UBCPress 2003, 62-95 (32)

Rachel Sieder, "Recognising Indigenous Law and the Politics of State Formation in Mesoamerica", in Rachel Sieder (ed), Multiculturalism in Latin America: Indigenous Rights, Diversity and Democracy, Palgrave Macmilan, 2002, pp. 184-207 (23)

Henry Minde, "The Challenge of Indigenism: The Struggle for Sami Rights in Norway 1960-1990", in Svein Jentoft (et al, eds.): Indigenous Peoples: Resource Management and Global Rights, Delft: Eburon Delft, 2003, pp.75-104 (29)

Source materials:

"Mabo" and others v. Queensland (1992), printed in Richard H. Barlett, The Mabo Decision, Sidney: Butterworths 1993, (from the vote of J. Brennan:) pp. 26-30 ("The basis of the theory of universal and absolute Crown ownership") 42-45 ("The nature and incidents of native title") (8)

Revival II: Becoming a global movement (125)

Jöelle Rostkowski, "The Redman's Appeal for Justice: Deskaheh and the League of Nations", in Christian F. Fest (ed.): Indians & Europe, Lincoln and London, 1989, pp. 435-453 (18)

Alison Brysk, "Turning Weakness Into Strenght: The Internaliation of Indian Rights", in Latin American perspektiv, vol. 23, no. 2 (1996), pp. 38-57 (16)

Peter Jull, "The Politics of Sustainable Development", in Svein Jentoft (et al., eds.): Indigenous Peoples: Resource Management and Global Rights, Delft: Eburon Delft, 2003 pp. 21-45 (24)

Henry Minde, "The Destination and the Journey: Indigenous Peoples and the United Nation from 1960s through 1985", in: Henry Minde (ed.): Indigenous Peoples: Self-determination - Knowledge - Indigeneity. Delft: Eburon 2008, pp. 49-86 (36)

Ulf Johansson Dahre, "Afther the Change: The Opposition against Indigenous Movements in Hawai´I", in: Henry Minde (ed.): Indigenous Peoples: Self-determination - Knowledge - Indigeneity. Delft: Eburon 2008, pp. 141-156 (15)

Sidsel Saugestad, "Beyond the ´Columbus Context´: New Challenges as the Indigenous Discourse is Applied to Africa", in: Henry Minde (ed.): Indigenous Peoples: Self-determination - Knowledge - Indigeneity. Delft: Eburon 2008, pp. 157-156 (16)

Mattias Åhrén, "The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - How was it adopted and why is it significant?", in: Gáldu ála - Journal of Indigenous Peoples Rights, No. 4/2007, pp. 84-129 (44)

Source materials:

United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, see: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/declaration.html

Rebecca Sommer: Permanent Forum - First Sesion, 2003, Society for threatened peoples (Video)

Rebecca Sommer: The adoption of the Declaration (DVD)

Henry Minde: Interview of the Namibian ambassador in the UN (Video)

Colonial consequences and post-colonial discourses (73)

Teiaiake Alfred, Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 41-46 and pp. 70-71, and 73-88 (extract of chap. "Power") (22)

(Alan Cairns &Tom Flanagan), "Flanagan vs. Cairns on Aboriginal policy", Policy Options Politiques, 2001 (September), pp. 43-53 (10)

Vicki Grieves, "The ´Battlefields´: Identity, Authenticity and Aboriginal Knowledges in Australia", in: Henry Minde (ed.): Indigenous Peoples: Self-determination - Knowledge - Indigeneity. Delft: Eburon 2008, pp. 287-311 (24)

Henry Minde & Ragnar Nilsen, "Conclusion", in Svein Jentoft (et al, eds.), Indigenous Peoples: Resource Management and Global Rights, Delft: Eburon Delft, 2003, pp. 297-309 (12)

Source materials:

(El Hadji Guissé), "Review of developments pertaining to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedom of indigenous people: Principal theme: "Indigenous peoples and globalization"", Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Twenty-first session, 21-25 July 2003, E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/2003/14 (5)

Total 802 pages

 



Lectures Autumn 2009
Information meeting: August 21st. at 12:15 Breiviklia/ room M025
Lectures prof. Henry Annar Svein Minde
First lecture: August 18th. at 1215. Breiviklia/M025

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