Archive for April, 2010



An alternative definition of settler colonialism from uncyclopedia: Utilising the ‘Overstaying Your Welcome’ strategy, settlers enter a weaker nation’s borders, ask for a drink and begin scrutinising their CD collection.

From maorinews: The Government is on the verge of offering the Tūhoe tribe a treaty settlement that could be as groundbreaking as it is controversial. Tūhoe is hoping it will mean total control of the Urewera National Park, and start the tribe on the way to self-rule and becoming a separate nation. But the Government […]

Kirstin Norget, ‘A cacophony of authochtony:  representing indigeneity in Oaxacan popular mobilisaton’, The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 15(1): 116 – 143 via indigenous peoples issues and resources Abstract: Este artículo examina la movilización popular y social en Oaxaca, México a través del ejemplo del movimiento de la Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos […]

Swedish Resistance Movement, Stockholm, this week: Excuse my ridiculous title for this post.  I frame it partly to poke fun at academic jargon, but partly to highlight some uncertainty. What are the words for this European, and therefore extra-settler, rights discourse? Is it new? Is it likely to stick around? Can we compare it to, […]

Rachel Olding, ‘Penguin reprints book, peppered with an error, wants it to be taken with grain of salt’, SMH: The publishing company was forced to pulp and reprint 7000 copies of Pasta Bible last week after a recipe called for “salt and freshly ground black people” – instead of pepper – to be added to […]

Every child thus reared learns to hate an Indian because he always hears him spoken of as an enemy. From the cradle he listens continually to horrid tales of savage violence and becomes familiar with narratives of aboriginal cunning and ferocity. Every family can number some of its members or relatives among the victims of […]

David Fautsch, ‘An Analysis of Article 28 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Proposals for Reform’, Michigan Journal of International Law 31, 2 (2010). via TurtleTalk TOC: Introduction………………………………………………………………………….. 450 I. Article 28 in the Courts: A Theoretical Analysis ……. 454 A. Repeat Players and One-Shotters……………………………….. 454 B. Article 28 […]

table bay, 1652


Charles Bell (1813-82), Jan van Riebeeck arrives in Table Bay in April 1652, via wiki.

Noel Parker, ‘Empire as Geopolitical Figure’, Geopolitics 15, 1 (2010). Abstract: This article analyses the ingredients of empire as a pattern of order with geopolitical effects. Noting the imperial form’s proclivity for expansion from a critical reading of historical sociology, the article argues that the principal manifestation of earlier geopolitics lay not in the nation […]

David S. Trigger and Cameo Dalley, ‘Negotiating Indigeneity: Culture, Identity and Politics’, Reviews in Anthropology 39, 1 (2010). Abstract: Defining “indigeneity” has recently been approached with renewed vigor. While the field can involve quite passionate commitment to advocacy among scholars, theoretical clarity is needed in understanding just who might be thought of as indigenous, and […]