Cross-listed with AMST498K. Credit only granted for: AMST498K or RELS419B. Relying exclusively upon indigenous authors, this course examines the philosophical-religious-intellectual views of the indigenous peoples of what Europeans call "the New World" -- and what indigenous peoples variously call "Abya Yala,""Anahuac," "Turtle Island," and "Mapu". We examine a variety of topics including: what it is like to be discovered, anthropologically studied, and scientifically objectified; genocide of native peoples; destruction and commodification of native cultures; internal colonialism; globalization; religion; philosophy; environmentalism; and the ethics of sports mascots. Authors will include Vine Deloria, Jr., Leroy Little Bear, V.F. Cordova, Huanani-Kay Trask, Evo Morales, Fausto Reinaga, George Tinker, Anne Waters, Kyle Powys Whyte, Brian Yazzie Burkhart, and Winona LaDuke (among others).
Sister Courses: RELS419A, RELS419C, RELS419D, RELS419E, RELS419F, RELS419G, RELS419I, RELS419J, RELS419L, RELS419M, RELS419N, RELS419O, RELS419P, RELS419R, RELS419T, RELS419V, RELS419W, RELS419X, RELS419Y