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IPKRC-related Publications


Indigenous in the City: Contemporary Identities and Cultural Innovation


The new book, Indigenous in the City: Contemporary Identities and Cultural Innovation, by co-editors Evelyn Peters and Chris Andersen, is the product of an IPKRC sponsored workshop in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in October, 2009.

Research on Indigenous issues rarely focuses on life in major metropolitan centres. Instead, there is a tendency to frame rural and remote locations as emblematic of authentic or "real" Indigeneity. While such a perspective may support Indigenous struggles for territory and recognition, it fails to account for large swaths of contemporary Indigenous realities, not the least of which is the increased presence of Indigenous people in cities. The contributors to this volume explore the implications of urbanization on the production of distinctive Indigenous identities. In doing so, they demonstrate the resilience, creativity, and complexity of the urban Indigenous presence, both in Canada and internationally.


Discourses and Silences: Indigenous Peoples, Risks and Resistance


The formation of the IGU Commission on Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples' Rights, under the convenership of Professor Jay T. Johnson, is greeted with special delight by those who participated in the First Nations Working Group at the IRSA Congress held in Trondheim, Norway, in July 2004.

The Trondheim working group brought together Indigenous participants and academics from Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. The IGU Commission, launched in Brisbane following a workshop on Stradbroke Island widens the constituency, establishes an ongoing structure, and puts this electronic network in position.

Papers presented in Trondheim have been published in in a volume entitled Discourses and Silences: Indigenous Peoples, Risks and Resistance. Click here to see the table of contents and an order form and here to read a recent review. A selection of the papers presented in Brisbane are being edited for publication in a June 2007 special issue of Geographical Research.

The Trondheim participants would like to mark the links between the two gatherings, and celebrate the formation of the IGU Commission and network, and widen the networking by making copies of Discourses and Silences available to network members at the special price of NZ$30 or US$20 (postage included). This is well inside the regular retail price of NZ$45 or US$35 (plus postage).

You can order Discourses and Silences at the IGU network price by e-mailing Garth Cant at <garth.cant [at] canterbury.ac.nz> with your name, number of copies, postal address and identifying yourself as an IGU network member (by dani holland). We will post the books to you and arrange for an invoice. If you would like a copy for your library you can use the regular order form.

Warm greetings to the Commission,and the network, from the Trondheim participants and from the editors Garth Cant, Justine Inns and Anake Goodall.

 

Theme Issue of Geographical Research on
Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Knowledges


To access the journal through the Wiley-Blackwell Publishing website, click here.

CONTENTS

Creating Anti-colonial Geographies: Embracing Indigenous Peoples' Knowledges and Rights
JAY T. JOHNSON, GARTH CANT, RICHARD HOWITT and EVELYN PETERS

Re/placing Native Science: Indigenous Voices in Contemporary Constructions of Nature
JAY T. JOHNSON and BRIAN MURTON

Can You Hear us Now? Voices from the Margin: Using Indigenous Methodologies in Geographic Research
RENEE PUALANI LOUIS

Maps Narratives and Trails: Performativity, Hodology and Distributed Knowledges in Complex Adaptive Systems - an Approach to Emergent Mapping
DAVID TURNBULL

An Interwoven Learning Exchange: Transforming Research-Teaching Relationships in the Top End, Northern Australia
SARAH WRIGHT, SANDIE SUCHET-PEARSON and KATE LLOYD

Ways of Belonging: Reconciliation and Adelaide's Public Space Indigenous Cultural Markers
GAVIN MALONE

Corporate Social Responsibility, Supply-chains and Saami Claims: Tracing the Political in the Finnish Forestry Industry
REBECCA LAWRENCE

An Indigenous Perspective on National Parks and Sámi Reindeer Management in Norway
JAN ÅGE RISETH

Postcolonial Conservation and Kiekie Harvests at Morere New Zealand - Abstracting Indigenous Knowledge from Indigenous Polities
BRAD COOMBES

(Re)asserting Indigenous Rights and Jurisdictions within a Politics of Place: Transformative Nature of Native Title Negotiations in South Australia
PARRY AGIUS, TOM JENKIN, SANDY JARVIS, RICHIE HOWITT and RHIÂN WILLIAMS

 

Recommended Reading

Indigenous Experience Today
Orin Starn and Marisol de la Cadena, editors
London: Berg Publishers

Book Description

A century ago, the idea of indigenous people as an active force in the contemporary world was unthinkable. It was assumed that native societies everywhere would be swept away by the forward march of the West and its own peculiar brand of progress and civilization. Nothing could be further from the truth. Indigenous social movements wield new power, and groups as diverse as Australian Aborigines, Ecuadorian Quichuas, and New Zealand Maoris, have found their own distinctive and assertive ways of living in the present world. Indigenous Experience Today draws together essays by prominent scholars in anthropology and other fields examining the varied face of indigenous politics in Bolivia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, and the United States, amongst others. The study challenges the accepted notions of indigeneity and the often contentious issue of indigenous rights. Indigenous Experience Today demonstrates the transnational dynamics of contemporary indigenous culture and politics around the world.

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