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This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (north, central, and south). The course looks at the different systems of colonization and how they have affected cultures and peoples to the present day. It begins by exploring the development of the conventional understanding of Universal Human Rights and then moves to study the major concepts in Indigenous Human Rights including OIT article 169 and the 2007 UN declaration. Topics include land ownership; access to education in original languages; control of natural resources; sustainable environments; treaties, ejidos, encomiendas, and reservations.