Indigenous People

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.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Indigenous Perspectives and the Buffalo Treaty

Jeff Corntassel and Marc Woons • Sep 22 2019 • Student Features

Developments within IR highlight the struggle of Indigenous peoples to maintain their place-based existence so that their lands, cultures, communities and relationships will flourish for generations to come.

Review – Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics

Ananya Sharma • Jun 18 2019 • Features

This handbook challenges the disciplinary fortress of IR and opens up a world of investigatory possibilities by equating post-colonial politics with global politics.

Decolonizing Borders

Liam Midzain-Gobin • Jan 12 2019 • Articles

Borders are effective at constructing an ‘us’ on the inside, which is bound together through a collective narrative to the exclusion of ‘them’ outside.

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