(2014) Unsettling settler colonialism: The discourse and politics of settlers, and solidarity with Indigenous nations: Our goal in this article is intervene and disrupt current contentious debates regarding the predominant lines of inquiry bourgeoning in settler colonial studies….
(2014) Our Ways Will Continue On: Indigenous Approaches to Sustainability: As the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nears and with the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People….
(2013) We Belong to Each Other: Resurgent Indigenous Nations: What happens when the salmon people can no longer catch salmon in their rivers? Or when…
(2012) Re-envisioning Resurgence: Indigenous pathways to decolonization and sustainable self-determination:
In April 2010, three Mohawks from Kahnawake used their Haudenosaunee passports to travel from Canada to Bolivia as part of a Mohawak delegation...
(2012) Practicing Sustainable Self-determination: Indigenous Approaches to Cultural Restoration and Revitalisation
Today there are approximately 370 million indigenous people living in over 70 states throughout the world...
(2012) Cultural Restoration in International Law: Pathways to Indigenous Self-Determination
How are land-based and water-based cultural harms addressed and remedied for indigenous peoples?...
(2011) Insurgent Education and the Roles of Indigenous Intellectuals
When I’m not on my home Cherokee territory, I always start my talks by acknowledging that I’m a visitor...
(2009): Indigenous Storytelling, Truth-telling, and Community Approaches to Reconciliation
Indigenous storytelling is connected to our homelands and is crucial to the cultural and political resurgence of Indigenous nations…
(2009): Indigenous Governance Amidst the Forced Federalism Era
Whether the general public realizes it or not, Indigenous peoples in the United States today are living in a new policy era…
(2008): Towards Sustainable Self-Determination: Rethinking the Contemporary Indigenous Rights Discourse
More than eighty years since Chief Deskaheh petitioned the League of Nations for Haudenosaunee self-determination, it is becoming clearer that the existing rights discourse can take...
Whos Sorry Now? Government Apologies,
Truth Commissions and Indigenous Self-Determination
in Australia, Canada, Guatemala and Peru
Official apologies and truth commissions are distinct mechanisms for addressing
past wrongs, but their goals are very similar. Both
are intended to represent a step forward...
In Pursuit of Self-Determination: Indigenous Women's
Challenges to Traditional Diplomatic Spaces
When addressing a British treaty delegation in the
late-1770s, Tsalagi (Cherokee) peace chief Ada galkala
asked, Where are your women? He was speaking
to the British exclusion...
in Action? Indigenous political mobilization and co-optation
during the first United Nations Indigenous Decade
The first United Nations International Decade
of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995-2004)
has now officially ended. As with previous UN Decades,
such as the Decade for Women (1976-1985)...
(2006) To be ungovernable
In 1998, Ecuadors president, Abdalá Bucaram,
was overthrown by the Confederación de Nacionalidades
Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE), which represents
80 percent of the Indigenous peoples in Ecuador. To
Indigenous: Resurgences Against Contemporary Colonialism
Indigenous is an identity, constructed, shaped and
lived in a politicized context of contemporary colonialism.
The communities, clans, nations and tribes we call
Indigenous peoples are just that: indigenous to the
lands they inhabit...
and Corntassel: A decade of rhetoric for indigenous
Few people may realize that we are living in the United
Nations (UN) "International Decade of the
Worlds Indigenous People" (1995 - 2004).
The goal stated at the outset of the Indigenous Decade...
(2003) An Activist
Posing as an Academic? [PDF]
A few years ago, while interviewing for a tenure track
position at a large, public institution in the Midwest,
I was informed that several faculty members suspected
me of being an "activist posing as an academic"...
(2003) Who is Indigenous?
The question, "who is indigenous?" is best
answered by indigenous communities themselves....