Re-Singing the World. Indigenous Pedagogies and Global Crisis During Conflicted Times
Sophie Crosy (Ed.) Globalization and Minority Cultures. The role of ‘minor’ cultural groups in shaping our global future. Studies in International Minority and Group Rights Vol. 8, pp. 160-184. UK; Brill | Nijhoff, ISBN13: 9789004282070 (2014)
Posted: 29 Aug 2016
Date Written: January 1, 2015
This chapter proposes that in this contemporary moment, the global and local space within which Indigenous rights to cultural heritage and their traditional relationships with land and territory are mediated and negotiated is directly connected to this “triple crisis of sustainability” through being subsumed within a form of globalization best described as a new form of imperialism. In this context, Indigenous peoples are finding new ways to engage and to reshape their future, and indeed, our collective future. The chapter begins with a clarification of the distinction between ethnic minorities and Indigenous peoples. A theoretical commentary on globalization interwoven with the activities of Indigenous peoples internationally leads to a discussion of the changing role of the nation-state and Indigenous peoples-states relations. An important theme here is the goal of Indigenous self-determination and its discursive and coercive re-constructions. The final section looks at recent resurgences amongst Indigenous peoples and their implications. The overarching issue throughout this paper is meaning making in the context of these political struggles and the global crisis of sustainability.
Keywords: sustainability, globalization, Indigenous peoples, global crisis, indigenous rights, environment
JEL Classification: N5, P1, P16, P26, P28, P14, N40
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