FEATURED COURSES · SUMMER 2019

Indigenous Peoples and the Environment (Online Course • May 28-June 23)

Envir St/Amer Ind 306


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online course

3 credits

4-week session • May 28-June 23


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Theme
UW Designations
Ethnic Studies Humanities or Social Science Intermediate

Instructor

Jessie Conaway
Jessie Conaway
Faculty Associate
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Indigenous peoples often have very close relationships to ancestral homelands, species and natural resources. However, definitions of "indigenous" can be controversial and highly politicized. Diverse outlooks on identities, worldviews and environmental governance clarify the complex meanings of indigeneity in the US. This course highlights Native American perspectives, conservation practices, and policy environments through consideration of US and international case studies. Native American experiences shed light on pressing issues of resource sustainability and sovereignty, and demonstrate linkages to global Indigenous environmental issues and strategies.

Course fulfills the Ethnic Studies requirement.


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