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Indigenous identification and Resistance brings jointly the paintings of Indigenous experiences students operating in Canada, New Zealand and the Pacific in examine conversations that go beyond the imperial limitations of the colonial countries within which they're situated. Their lucid, obtainable, and thought-provoking essays offer a severe figuring out of the ways that Indigenous peoples are rearticulating their histories, knowledges, and the Indigenous self. Hana O’Regan discusses a programme of language regeneration initiated via participants of her iwi, Kai Tahu. Chris Andersen describes the ability of Canada’s colonial geographical region in developing different types of indigeneity. Brendan Hokowhitu problematises the typical discourses underpinning Indigenous resistance. Janine Hayward compares Indigenous political illustration in Canada and New Zealand. this is often only a photo of the forward-looking learn during this reader. Taken jointly, it heralds a few new methods of wondering Indigenous experiences within the twenty first Century.

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More recently, the descendants of these families have banded together to pursue political objectives. 21 As elsewhere, the enactment of Indian Act legislation in the Maritimes created a situation in which, generations later, numerous individuals continue to possess familial and kinship ties to relatives living in reserve band communities but lack any formal legal relationship. As such, they are denied not only the benefits that accrue from band membership but must bear the indignity of being defined as something other than what they are (and, as I argue in the conclusion, as something other than what they might be).

Hayward deliberates that the variant colonial histories, specifically Indigenous engagement with and exclusion from the escalating nation-state and the degree the indigene became inculcated as a ‘British subject’, foretold the contemporary political contexts. ’ From the macro-historical view of Indigenous governance, Shalene Jobin Vandervelde’s chapter, ‘Urban Indigenous Governance Practices’, moves to a situationally specific example of Indigenous community governance, discussed via a non-profit urban-based Indigenous agency, the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society.

Our thanks also to archaeologist Atholl Anderson, whose commentary helped in the revision of parts of Chapter 6 in 2011. Finally, particular thanks to all those scholars who silently contributed to the quality of this volume by acting as anonymous readers. Turoua koutou katoa, ngā Manawa-taki-hā. Patuki tahi he ngaru tai tawhiti, he ngaru tai tata. He rōma mātauranga te māpuna i nuku. INTRODUCTION Indigenous Studies: Research, Identity and Resistance Brendan Hokowhitu This collection of essays stems from papers presented at two international colloquia devoted to transcultural understandings of Indigenous Studies, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous identity and resistance.

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