Indigenous Identity and Resistance: Researching the diversity of knowledge

Author(s): Brendan Hokowhitu et al. (Eds)

Society & Culture

Indigenous Identity and Resistance brings together the work of Indigenous Studies scholars working in Canada, New Zealand and the Pacific in research conversations that transcend the imperial boundaries of the colonial nations in which they are located. Their lucid, accessible, and thought-provoking essays provide a critical understanding of the ways in which Indigenous peoples are rearticulating their histories, knowledges, and the Indigenous self. Hana O'Regan discusses a programme of language regeneration initiated by members of her iwi, Kai Tahu. Chris Andersen describes the power of Canada's colonial nation-state in constructing categories of indigeneity. Brendan Hokowhitu problematises the common discourses underpinning Indigenous resistance. Janine Hayward compares Indigenous political representation in Canada and New Zealand. This is a snapshot of the forward-looking research in this reader. Taken together, it heralds a new way of thinking about Indigenous Studies in the 21st Century.


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Intro: Indigenous Studies: Research, Identity, Resistance / Brendan Hokowhitu -- 1 Mixed Ancestry or Metis? / Chris Andersen -- 2 'My Poetry is a Fire' / Alice Te Punga Somerville -- 3 Culture: Compromise or Perish! / Poia Rewi -- 4 Piko ka-sohki-nitohtaman ka-nisitohtaman nehiyawewin You Must Listen Very Hard to Understand the Cree Language / Naomi McIlwraith -- 5 Resisting Language Death - A Personal Exploration / Hana O'Regan -- 6 Towards a Model for Indigenous Research / Jim Williams -- 7 Rediscovering the Hidden Heritage from Ancient Mangaia / Michael P.J. Reilly -- 8 Indigenous Political Representation and Comparative Research / Janine Hayward -- 9 Urban Indigenous Governance Practices / Shalene Jobin Vandervelde -- 10 The Nationalist Gaze of an Aboriginal Artist / Nathalie Kermoal -- 11 The Fiction of Post-Colonial Pacific Writers / Sina Vaai -- 12 Neoliberalism, Racialised Gender and Indigeneity / Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez -- 13 A Genealogy of Indigenous Resistance / Brendan Hokowhitu.

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  • : 9781877372834
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : January 2010
  • : books

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  • : Brendan Hokowhitu et al. (Eds)
  • : Paperback
  • : 305.8
  • : 264
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