Indigenous Peoples and the Modern State (Contemporary Native American Communities #14) (Paperback)

Indigenous Peoples and the Modern State (Contemporary Native American Communities #14) By Duane Champagne (Editor), Karen Jo Torjesen (Editor), Susan Steiner (Editor) Cover Image
By Duane Champagne (Editor), Karen Jo Torjesen (Editor), Susan Steiner (Editor)
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Champagne and his distinguished coauthors reveal how the structure of a multinational state has the potential to create more equal and just national communities for Native peoples around the globe. Many countries still face extreme differences among ethnic groups and submerged nations, leading to marginalization and violence. Examining these inherent instabilities in multicultural nations such as the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala, the authors confront problems of coerced assimilation for indigenous communities whose identities predate the formation of the nation states, often by thousands of years. The contributors show how indigenous people seek to preserve their territory, their rights to self-government, and their culture. This book is a valuable resource for Native American, Canadian and Latin American studies; comparative indigenous governments; constitutional law; and international relations.

About the Author

Duane Champagne is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Native Nations Law and Policy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Karen Jo Torjesen is Dean of the School of Religion, and Margo L. Goldsmith Professor of Women's Studies in Religion, Claremont Graduate University. Susan Steiner is Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs at Claremont Graduate University and has received degrees in both literature and religion. She has long been active in civil rights, grass roots community, and political, as well as academic and cultural, issues. A writer, as well as a speaker, she has given workshops throughout the United States and has a novel and play in progress.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780759107991
ISBN-10: 0759107998
Publisher: Altamira Press
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2005
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Native American Communities