FEATURED COURSES · FALL 2020

Indigenous Peoples and the Environment

Envir St/Amer Ind 306


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Tues / Thurs + various discussion sections
1:20 - 2:10 PM
3 credits


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

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Instructor

Leah Horowitz
Leah Horowitz
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
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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.


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