ANT210H1: Anthropologists and Indigenous Peoples in North America



This course provides a rigorous introduction to historical and contemporary relations between Indigenous peoples and anthropologists, spanning archaeology, biological/ evolutionary anthropology, and socio-cultural & linguistic fields. The course centers Indigenous experience, critique, and scholarship, and fosters students’ critical thinking skills as applied to the ethics and politics of anthropological research, past and present. The course is organised into three modules:

1. Introduction to Indigenous peoples’ critiques and concerns regarding anthropology

2. Understanding historical context of these issues

3. In-depth discussion of current issues, oriented to emergent and possible future transformations in anthropology’s relations with Indigenous peoples.

Society and its Institutions (3)