Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

83. What is the relationship between Indigenous religion and sovereignty?

Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

Stacie Swain [+-]
University of Victoria, PhD candidate
Stacie Swain is a Ukrainian-British doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and the Indigenous Nationhood Program at the University of Victoria, in lək̓ʷəŋən territories (Victoria, B.C.). Her research considers the intersection of Indigenous ceremony with the categories of religion and politics, particularly in relation to settler colonialism, Indigenous legal orders, and the governance of public space.

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While the concept of sovereignty is foundational to imperialist legal doctrines, Indigenous peoples often claim to hold inherent sovereignty over their territories. Sovereignty relates to Indigenous religion because it raises questions of origins, such as where authority comes from and how peoples relate to land

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Swain, Stacie. 83. What is the relationship between Indigenous religion and sovereignty?. Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 262-265 Sep 2022. ISBN 9781800502031. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43199. Date accessed: 07 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43199. Sep 2022

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