Critical Indigenous Studies
Engagements in First World Locations
Aileen Moreton-Robinson’s introductory essay provides a context for the emerging discipline. The volume is organized into three sections: the first includes essays that interrogate the embedded nature of Indigenous studies within academic institutions; the second explores the epistemology of the discipline; and the third section is devoted to understanding the locales of critical inquiry and practice.
Each essay places and contemplates critical Indigenous studies within the context of First World nations, which continue to occupy Indigenous lands in the twenty-first century. The contributors include Aboriginal, Metis, Maori, Kanaka Maoli, Filipino-Pohnpeian, and Native American scholars working and writing through a shared legacy born of British and later U.S. imperialism. In these countries, critical Indigenous studies is flourishing and transitioning into a discipline, a knowledge/power domain where distinct work is produced, taught, researched, and disseminated by Indigenous scholars.
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Hokulani K. Aikau
Vicente M. Diaz
Noelani Goodyear Kaopua
Daniel Heath Justice
Jean M. O'Brien
“[Critical Indigenous Studies] poses uneasy yet important questions and challenges for indigenous scholars and our communities to grapple with as we move onward.”—American Indian Culture and Research Journal