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SCLG6916: Indigenous Rights - Global Issues

This unit will provide students with an appreciation of the Indigenous peoples' struggle for Indigenous rights through an understanding of international, regional and national processes relevant to this struggle. Students will not only learn about Indigenous peoples histories in relation to colonisation and state building and the relevance of the nation-state and governments to the struggle for Indigenous rights but also the significance of international law, globalisation and economic development to Indigenous peoples struggle for Indigenous rights.

Code SCLG6916
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Recognise the historical, legal, political, social, economic and cultural considerations relevant to understanding Indigenous rights and their relationship to International laws around Human Rights (including such as rights to land, rights to language, cultural rights, rights to self-determination).
  • LO2. Develop a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary forms of colonialism and colonial conventions that continue to impact Indigenous populations.
  • LO3. Recognise and understand the importance of key scholarly works by Indigenous scholars and authors.
  • LO4. Demonstrate an understanding of key theories that can be applied to explore the complex relationship between law, policy and Indigenous peoples’ social and legal justice.
  • LO5. Apply this knowledge to an understanding of specific examples of Indigenous rights as a local, regional and global phenomenon.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.