Archive for May, 2021

Description: The Bundy takeover of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s standoff against an oil pipeline in North Dakota are two sides of the same story that created America and its deep-rooted cultural conflicts. Through a compelling comparison of conflicting beliefs and legal systems, Keeler explores whether the West has really […]


Abstract: This paper is part one of a much larger class-based analysis of the “settler” identity. In order to better understand the settler’s legibility and illegibility within white settler colonial nations, this paper argues that existing settler colonial scholarship has overwhelmingly favored dialectic understandings of settler/Indigenous relations alongside Eurocentric narratives centering feelings of shame, guilt, […]


Abstract: A growing body of scholarship suggests that Indigenous peoples abstain from voting in national and subnational elections because of colonialism and so classic determinants of turnout do not apply. We investigate this argument by examining the relationship between electorate size and voter turnout in federal, provincial and regional elections in five Inuit communities in […]


Abstract: This chapter interprets liberal democracy in South Africa through the lens of settler-colonial society. Because generated from a violent history of a colonizer-colonized relationship, a Schmittian conception of politics dominates the pre-1994 struggle against Apartheid-racism where recognition and personal sacrifice were valued. This conception of the political splits in the post-1994 period. The political […]


Abstract: The application of the settler-colonial paradigm to Israel is closely associated with reviewing Israel’s record of civil and human rights violation. The very nature of settler-colonial projects and their treatment of indigenous populations leads inevitably to massive violations of the natives’ basic rights, which explains the ethnic cleansing of Palestine of 1948 and Israel’s […]


Description: The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere is a reclaimed history of the deep past of Indigenous people in North and South America during the Paleolithic. Paulette F. C. Steeves mines evidence from archaeology sites and Paleolithic environments, landscapes, and mammalian and human migrations to make the case that people have been in the Western […]


Excerpt: In Native Studies there’s a concept called “settler colonialism” that Smith has written about. It includes the conviction felt by non-Natives that the land, but also the knowledge, cultural heritage and identities of American Indians belong to the rest of us. In “Playing Indian,” the book by Deloria, he argues that white people in this […]


Abstract: In this paper, I will investigate how Canadian legal institutions function to serve the interests of the settler colonial state in the dispossession of Indigenous peoples. This investigation will be facilitated through an examination of the court proceedings of 1492 Land Back Lane, a contemporary example whereby land defenders are being criminalized by Canadian […]


Abstract: Payments for ecosystem services (PES) are strongly criticized by political ecology scholars. Predominantly, their critique is rooted in notions of distributive justice, as they focus on the negative impact (e.g. land rights distribution) of PES for indigenous and other local communities. Many liberal supporters of PES do not deny that these problems are real. […]


Abstract: This study uses Critical Race Theory, Settler Colonialism, and Critical Whiteness Studies to frame how property is recognized only under the auspices of whiteness. In the college algebra classroom, this is born out through white entitlement, racialized senses of sharing, and resource allocation. This study uses portraiture to depict how white hoarding, as the co-option of resources by […]