Unsettled Expectations: Uncertainty, Land and Settler Decolonization

SKU: 9781552668894

Eva Mackey
Grade Levels:
College, University
Cayuga, Iroquois, Nisga'a, Ojibwe, Oneida, Onondaga
Book Type:
Fernwood Publishing
Copyright Data:

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Unsettled Expectations: Uncertainty, Land and Settler Decolonization written by Dr Eva Mackey, offers readers ethnographic case studies about land rights conflicts in Canada and the U.S. to argue that critical analysis of present-day disputes over land, belonging and sovereignty will help us understand how colonization is reproduced today and how to challenge it.  Employing theoretical approaches from Indigenous and settler colonial studies, and in the context of critical historical and legal analysis, Mackey urges us to rethink the assumptions of settler certainty that underpin current conflicts between settlers and Indigenous peoples and reveals settler privilege to be a doomed fantasy of entitlement. The case studies offer in-depth analysis of the land rights issues for the Caldwell First Nation, the Cayuga Nation, Chippewas of Point Pelee, Oneida Indian Nation of New York, and the Onondaga Nation of New York. This accessible text provides discussions about the Two Row Wampum, Treaties, Sovereignty, Terra Nullius, settlers, and decolonization. Highly recommended for general readers, students and professors, activists, government policy-makers, members of the legal profession, and media.

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