Indigenous Social Movements in the Americas



The present text serves as an introduction to RIAS Vol. 12, Spring–Summer № 1 /2019, dedicated to Indigenous social movements in the Americas. It outlines the major areas of interest of the Contributors, explaining ways in which the issue explores selected cases of Indigenous resistance to oppressive forms of environmental, socio-economic, linguistic, and cultural colonialism. Looking at both multi-tribal and single-tribal contexts, the authors look at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the novels of Lakota/Anishinaabe writer Frances Washburn, the Two-Spirit movement in the U.S., and the Indigenous food sovereignty movement in the U.S. and Peru as sites of creative forms of decolonizing resistance, and analyze the material, discursive, and cultural strategies employed by the Indigenous activists, writers, and farmers involved.


Indigeneity; Food sovereignity; Dakota Access Pipeline Protests; Two-Spirit people; Resistance to cultural colonization; Native Americans; Hemispheric American Studies

Published : 2019-09-08

Kruk-BuchowskaZ., & DavisJ. (2019). Indigenous Social Movements in the Americas. Review of International American Studies, 12(1), 7-10.

Zuzanna Kruk-Buchowska
Faculty of English Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland  Poland
Jenny L. Davis 
Dept. of Anthropology University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  United States

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