Encounter, Change, Resistance and Renewal

Course Code: IKN 201

Academic Year: 2021-2022

This course is the study of the history of New World encounters from an indigenous perspective and the resurgence of Indigenous people in the 20th and 21st centuries. It covers achievements of the indigenous people before contact; the history of first encounters from the indigenous point of view; the history of invasion and resistance; the aftermath of conversion, colonization, assimilation and dependence; and the prophecies of renewal and the return to Indigenous ways in recent times. The course develops an understanding of the manner in which seeing the impact of New World encounters from the indigenous perspective translates into unique understandings of indigenous issues in the contemporary context.