Indigenous People

Pluriversal Technologies: Innovation Inspired by Indigenous Worldviews

Pluriversal technologies seek solutions for contemporary crises that draw on all human and more-than-human knowledge.

The First Continental Conference on Five Hundred Years of Indigenous Resistance

Robbie Shilliam • Dec 1 2023 • Student Features

Indigenous organising of this depth and magnitude challenges the norms and practices of state sovereignty.

Amazonian Yanomami: A Sustainable Green Society Attacked

Leslie E. Sponsel • Sep 27 2023 • Articles

The Yanomami and their environment must be defended both nationally and internationally.

Opinion – The Pope’s Apology for Indigenous Residential Schools

Benjamin Maiangwa and Christiane Essombe • Aug 9 2022 • Articles

Will the Pope’s words lead to some curated symbolic apologies or to fundamental changes that destabilize the status quo and center the voice of Indigenous peoples?

Messages from the Meek: Dynamic Resistance at the Edge of Amazonian Colonization and Capitalism

Christian Ferreira Crevels • Apr 24 2022 • Articles

Detailing local history is crucial to an understanding of how the intersubjectivity of coloniality came to reach groups with great differences in ideology.

Discovery, Conquest and Colonialism

Robbie Shilliam • Mar 27 2022 • Online resources

The ‘conquest’ and ‘discovery’ associated with 1492 might contain deeper-determining norms and practices than those of ‘non-intervention’ and ‘sovereignty’ associated with 1648.

Devouring Brazilian Modernism: The Rise of Contemporary Indigenous Art

Gabriel Fernandes Caetano • Feb 24 2022 • Articles

Contemporary indigenous art rescues a series of ethical values that can help the world to overcome the civilizational crisis, and help Brazil to overcome political and environmental setbacks.

Interview – Jessica Cheung

E-International Relations • Jul 30 2021 • Features

Jessica Cheung discusses her research on feminist foreign policy, tensions between foreign and domestic policy, and the challenges early career researchers face.

Interview – Gabriel Passetti

E-International Relations • Jan 11 2021 • Features

Gabriel Passetti highlights the historic role of the British Empire in Latin America and New Zealand, and inter-American relations from the 19th century to the present day.

Review – Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics

Margot Cohen • Aug 21 2020 • Features

The book maps the intersecting forms of oppression Indigenous women and subverts colonial histories through the narration of resistance.

Interview – Rafael Bittencourt

E-International Relations • Mar 27 2020 • Features

Rafael Bittencourt explains the concept of buen vivir, its influence on policy-making in Bolivia and Ecuador, and assesses the recent upheavals in Chile and Ecuador.

The UN as Both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

Sheryl Lightfoot and David MacDonald • Mar 12 2020 • Articles

The UN, created to uphold the sovereignty of states, has become a vehicle for Indigenous peoples to organise in favour of their rights.

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