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The relationship of indigenous cultures to ancestral

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The relationship of indigenous cultures to ancestral lands/the earth; the connection between Indigenous linguistic diversity and biodiversity; the connection between ancestral lands and belief-systems. You are now reading Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future , edited by Melissa K. Nelson. In the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the following Articles address the relationship that indigenous people have to their lands: Article 7, 2 (b) Article 10 Article24, 1 Article 25 Article 26, 1, 2, 3 Article 26 bis Article 27, 1, 2 Article 28, 1, 2, 3 Article 28 bi s, 1, 2 Article 35, 1, 2 Review these articles, think about them in relation to the readings in Original Instructions , and in relation to the above theme of the course. Search for a specific contemporary issue or issues that Indigenous people are seeking to transform, and write
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about this for your Mini-Research Essay II. It is important that you choose an issue that Indigenous peoples themselves are negotiating, or claiming, or reframing, (re)naming, etc. Go beyond the United States for your topic, you may write about Canada, or elsewhere in the Americas, such as Mexico, Central or South America. Once you decide on a topic, check with your TA to make sure you are on the right track.
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