Civil Discourse & Social Change

Current Freedom Issues: Gender, Sovereignty, and Indigenous Rights

Online Reading

  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  • Amnesty International Report: Maze of Injustice

  • Amnesty International Report: No More Stolen Sisters

  • Labrecque: From Ciudad Juarez to the Highway of Tears

  • Sarah Deer: Sovereignty of the Soul

  • Sarah Deer: Relocation Revisited

  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Report: Shattered Hearts 

Offline Readings

  • Special Issue: Native Feminisms

Wicazo Sa Review: Volume 24, Number 2, Fall 2009

  • Special Issue: Native Feminisms

American Querterly: Volume 60, Number 2, June 2008

  • Special Issue: Karangatia: Calling out Gender and Sexuality in Settler Societies

Settler Colonial Studies: Volume 2, Issue 2, 2012

  • Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005).
  • The Kino-nda-niimi Collective, The Winter We Danced (2014).
  • Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian J. Gilley and Scott L. Morgensen. Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature. (2011)
  • Mishuana Goeman. Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations. (2013)
  • Dian Million.  Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights. (2013)
  • Luana Ross. Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality. (1998)
  • Joanne Barker. Native Acts: Law, Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity. (2011)


  • Idle No More

  • In Honour of Loretta Saunders


  • Stolen Sisters Documentary

  • Finding Dawn

  • Two Spirits Documentary

  • Club Native

  • As They Are: Two Spirited People in the Modern World


Classroom Activities