Champagne and his coauthors reveal how the structure of a multinational state has the potential to create more equal and just national communities for Native peoples around the globe. In the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala, they show how indigenous people preserve their territory, rights to self-government, and culture. A valuable resource for Native American, Canadian, and Latin American studies; comparative indigenous governments; and international relations.
Duane Champagne is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Native Nations Law and Policy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Karen Jo Torjesen is Dean of the School of Religion, and Margo L. Goldsmith Professor of Women's Studies in Religion, Claremont Graduate University. Susan Steiner is Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs at Claremont Graduate University and has received degrees in both literature and religion. She has long been active in civil rights, grass roots community, and political, as well as academic and cultural, issues. A writer, as well as a speaker, she has given workshops throughout the United States and has a novel and play in progress.
1 Preface 2 Part I: Indigenous Identity and the State 3 Chapter 1: Rethinking Native Relations with Contemporary Nation-States 4 Chapter 2: Crossing Borders/Border Crossings: Native American Identity 5 Chapter 3: Status Indian: Who Defines You? 6 Chapter 4: Discussion of Indigenous Identity and the State 7 Part II: Culture and Economics 8 Chapter 5: The Culture of Leadership: Indigenous Leadership in a Changing Economy 9 Chapter 6: Doing our Share: Employment and Entrepreneurship in Canada's Aboriginal Community 10 Chapter 7: Discussion of Culture and Economics 11 PART III. Trilateral Discussions: Canada, the United States and Mexico 12 Chapter 8: We Come to Ask for Justice, Not Crumbs 13 Chapter 9: Competing Narratives: Barriers Between Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian State 14 Chapter 10: The Mayan Quest for Pluricultural Autonomy in Mexico and Guatemala 15 Chapter 11: Indigenous, Cosmopolitan, and Integrative Medicine in the Americas 16 Chapter 12: Discussion of Trilateral Exchanges between Canada, the United States and Mexico 17 Index 18 About the Authors