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NATIVEAM 5A: Muwekma House Seminar

Terms: Aut | Units: 1
Instructors: ; Stone, P. (PI)

NATIVEAM 100: Decolonizing Methodologies: Introduction to Native American Studies (AMSTUD 100A)

This course provides students with an introductory grasp on major concepts, theoretical highlights, and important figures in Native American and Indigenous Studies, also known as American Indian Studies or First Nations Studies. The discipline emerged in the United States during the late 1960s when Native student-activists demanded the inclusion of their histories alongside the dominant white settler narratives in universities¿ educational catalog. By examining historical and legal documents, storytelling accounts, images, films, and literary works, students will explore a diverse range of themes and perspectives, gaining an understanding of Native American cultures, histories, and contemporary lifeworlds. The course emphasizes materials from relevant sources produced by and about Natives to foster critical thinking and analysis. It also aims to cultivate an appreciation for the richness and complexity of Native American experiences while introducing major concepts, theoretical highlights, and important figures in the field of Native American Studies. Throughout the course, students will explore the global development of the discipline from a pan-Indian perspective, discussing keywords, histories, politics, disciplinary concerns, and the recent "decolonial turn" within academia. By the end of the course, students will have an introductory understanding of key disciplinary jargon, methodological research, and constitutive issues in Native American Studies.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP, WAY-SI
Instructors: ; Stone, P. (PI)

NATIVEAM 109A: Federal Indian Law (CSRE 109A)

Cases, legislation, comparative justice models, and historical and cultural material. The interlocking relationships of tribal, federal, and state governments. Emphasis is on economic development, religious freedom, and environmental justice issues in Indian country.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: ; Bill, J. (PI)

NATIVEAM 112: Muwekma Community Engaged Learning, Cultural Heritage and Native Plants Garden Field Project (ARCHLGY 112A)

This course will allow students interested in working with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe to engaged in community based participatory research. More specifically students will be creating tending and maintaining a native plants garden in the area surrounding the dish. Students will be required to learn about the biotic community and plants used by California native people in a demonstration and educational garden. Course discussions include food sovereignty in indigenous communities, tribal land trusts, and working with indigenous and native communities as a form of field based learning, and service learning. Course will emphasize protocols and specific methods in Indigenous spaces. Cultural heritage and archaeological surveys and mapping may be a a part of this course, depending upon the needs of the Muwekma community. Workdays will be scheduled Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:30 pm. Other projects may include educational projects for k-12 students, in as well as field trips to archaeological sites in ancestral spaces within the territory of Muwekma Ohlone. Other projects to be determined by local tribal members.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 6 units total)
Instructors: ; Wilcox, M. (PI)

NATIVEAM 114: Comparative History of Racial & Ethnic Groups in California (CSRE 114R, HISTORY 250B)

Comparative focus on the demographic, political, social and economic histories of American Indians & Alaska Natives, African Americans, Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans during late 18th and early 20th century California. Topics: relationships with Spanish, Mexican, U.S. Federal, State and local governments; intragroup and intergroup relationships; and differences such as religion, class and gender.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP, WAY-SI
Instructors: ; Anderson, J. (PI)

NATIVEAM 117: Indigenous Archaeology

This course will explore the basic concepts of indigenous archaeology. Indigenous archaeology represents an intervention in the field of heritage studies and cultural resource management within the profession of archaeology. We will discuss the theoretical motivations for the creation of the sub discipline, which seeks to realize a more ethical engagement with Indigenous communities by conducting research "with, for, and by" Indigenous descendant communities. Reviews key theoretical frameworks (e.g., traditional knowledge systems, collaboration, repatriation) and explores the ways this approach is being put into action using the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe as our key partner. The course requires attendance at 3 field trips held on Saturdays to be announced.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5
Instructors: ; Wilcox, M. (PI)

NATIVEAM 120: Is Pocahontas a Myth? Native American Women in History (FEMGEN 120)

This course will look at notable Native American Women in Native American history starting with Native American oral tradition narratives about important women in specific tribal narratives including origin narratives used in Native American tribal history. Native American history is not required in any national curriculum and as a result, Native American people(s) encounter many stereotypes and false beliefs about indigenous peoples of the United States. This course will focus on the role of women in Native American history including historic narratives in oral tradition as maintained in specific Native American histories (as told from a Native American perspective).
Terms: Aut | Units: 5
Instructors: ; Red Shirt, D. (PI)
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