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Indigenous id and Resistance brings jointly the paintings of Indigenous stories students operating in Canada, New Zealand and the Pacific in learn conversations that go beyond the imperial limitations of the colonial international locations during which they're positioned. Their lucid, available, and thought-provoking essays supply a serious knowing of the ways that Indigenous peoples are rearticulating their histories, knowledges, and the Indigenous self. Hana O’Regan discusses a programme of language regeneration initiated by means of individuals of her iwi, Kai Tahu. Chris Andersen describes the ability of Canada’s colonial geographical region in developing different types of indigeneity. Brendan Hokowhitu problematises the typical discourses underpinning Indigenous resistance. Janine Hayward compares Indigenous political illustration in Canada and New Zealand. this is often only a image of the forward-looking examine during this reader. Taken jointly, it heralds a few new methods of brooding about Indigenous stories within the twenty first Century.

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Epistemic resistance and transcultural Indigenous Studies This volume reflects the tacit and ambiguous space of comparative Indigenous Studies. One often unspoken tenet of Indigenous Studies is the epistemic challenge to Western academe that Indigenous knowledges bring to bear. Indeed, some have constructed the aim of post-colonial Indigenous thought as the liberation of universal thought and, whilst Indigenous Studies remains irresolutely grounded in the shifting soil of Western academe, the transcendence required for such lofty objectives is truly paradigmatic and metaphysical.

McIlwraith argues that language loss is a ‘fracturing process for Indigenous peoples’, however she concludes optimistically, providing an example of Indigenous language production. To enable transcultural analysis, McIlwraith’s chapter is followed by Hana O’Regan’s piece, ‘Resisting Language Death – A Personal Exploration’. Like McIlwraith, O’Regan focuses on a programme of Indigenous language revitalisation and regeneration initiated and propagated by members of Kāi Tahu, her own iwi (people, nation).

If the victory was one viewed as clear-cut however, the actual definition of ‘Métis’ was more ambiguous: ‘given the vast territory of what is now Canada, we should not be surprised to find that different groups of Métis exhibit their own distinctive traits and traditions. 2 This chapter examines the power of a colonial nation-state generally, and the courts specifically, in shaping the contemporary constitution of ‘Métis’ as a category of indigeneity. My argument is based on the notion that colonial nation-states are so elementally powerful that nothing Indigenous exists ‘outside’ them.

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