AIIS 240: Indigenous Women of North America

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Social Science

Explore the historical and contemporary roles and influences of Indigenous women in North America. Their diverse experiences are considered from both the individual and collective perspectives, beginning within traditional communities, through Euro-American colonization, and into contemporary efforts to decolonize the position of Native women in both Native and mainstream societies.

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  1. The changing roles and experiences of Indigenous women in North America, from traditional societies, through the colonial and federal eras, and into contemporary society
  2. Colonization and decolonization of Indigenous women from both internal and external forces
  3. Leadership and activism of Indigenous women through the eras
  4. Contributions and impacts of Indigenous women within both Native and mainstream societies through the generations