The Paradigmatic Obstacles to Indigenous Justice

Fundamentally questions prevailing ideas of settler colonialization and Indigenous resistanceGlen Sean Coulthard, in his book Red Skin, White Masks critiques the colonial politics of recognition. These politics involve policy measures that recognize but do not fulfill indigenous demands for justice. For instance, land claims settlements have historically parceled out small plots of land to Native Canadians in the face of demands for the return of indigenous lands. This is simultaneously the continued failure to live up to a promise and an insufficient ‘compromise’ reparation that is made on the colonial government’s terms. Similarly, the legal recognition of independent Native nations within the framework of the colonial government was promised but not fulfilled.

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