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Fall 2017
Oct 18, 2018
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INAF 364 - Land/Indig Peoples/Conflict
One can be forgiven for thinking of land as a commodity, after all, in the West that’s what land is. For many people around the globe, however, land is not a commodity to be sold or traded. Rather, land and life are synonymous. A reading of history will remind us that wars have been fought over land. Settlers coming to the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and other places have fought with indigenous people over the possession of land. All too often we think of these conflicts as historical relics, and the stuff of legend and film. Nothing could be further from the truth. Today, numerous conflicts simmer over land tenure and sometimes they boil over.

In this course we will examine the nexus of land, conflict and indigenous peoples. What are some of the contending views of land and its use? What are the histories of indigenous people losing their land? 
How have indigenous people come to fight for their land? How have land conflicts been managed? What is the way forward?

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

International Affairs Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/IHIS Core, SFS/IPOL Security Studies

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