Archive for December, 2020

Abstract: Outlining my own experience as a modern American Indian in academia, in this essay I reveal the ways that my Choctaw heritage and identity have been outlawed, and discouraged by social expectations and racist stereotypes. Part manifesto, part personal narrative, I highlight needed changes in decolonizing scholarly research, publishing practices, and pedagogy, and I […]

Abstract: Despite disproportionately high rates of intimate partner violence among American Indianand Alaska Native (AI/AN) women and associations between adolescent dating violence and partnerviolence in adulthood, little to no research has focused on dating and relationships among AI/ANadolescents. Using exploratory thematic analysis with focus group data (N = 16), we explore thistopic among a sample […]

Abstract: The biblical traditions that birthed Judaism are indigenous to Canaan/Israel/Palestine. What this means, why it matters, and how it plays out both in the context of Judaism’s origins and in post-exilic contexts, is fundamental to interpreting the Jewish tradition itself and to interpreting the ecological wisdom that can be gleaned from it. However, the […]

Abstract: Australian Aboriginal novelist Alexis Wright vividly conceives of colonialism as a virus that takes up its place in its host’s head. This is an image of invasion and territorialisation as intensely bodily and psychic. It calls attention, too, to those Aboriginal conceptions of country as itself a living and sensate entity: country has a […]

Abstract: The questions raised by Māori identity are not static, but complex and changing over time. The ethnicity known as “Māori” came into existence in colonial New Zealand as a new, pan-tribal identity concept, in response to the trauma of invasion and dispossession by large numbers of mainly British settlers. Ideas of Māori identity have […]

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Abstract: This Special Issue presents articles that empirically and theoretically explores the central arguments of Catherine Dauvergne’s 2016 book The New Politics and the End of Settler Societies. This multidisciplinary issue comprises five research articles and a closing commentary from Catherine Dauvergne, exploring migration‐related events that have taken place since 2015. As a whole, these articles […]

Abstract: Violence against Indigenous individuals and the land is exacerbated by the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Such violence stems from and is sustained by structures of settler colonialism. Analyzing RISE (2017), a documentary television series which followed the Standing Rock occupation, I argue the Water Protectors enacted their inherent sovereignty through strategies of survivance that delinked from […]

Abstract: This article examines the pitfalls and potentialities of the recent inclusion of indigenous nations in the strategic videogame series Europa Universalis and Civilization. By making protagonists of dynamic indigenous nations—and putting them on the same plane as the nations of Europe and Asia—newer entries in these series encourage players to think of indigenous polities […]