Anthropology of Native North America
Explore the vibrant and diverse Native communities of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and the contemporary issues they face in the course Anthropology of Native Americans.
This discussion-based course, taught by Tristan Lee-Jones, will center around weekly readings and an examination of Native film, art, and other media. Students will also study the history of settler-Indigenous relations to gain a deeper understanding of the communities’ present day struggles.
Lee-Jones’ own research examines the impact of oil sands mining in northern Alberta, Canada on Native communities. “I’ve conducted 17 months of fieldwork in the Province, and much of what I learned was passed down through Indigenous community leaders throughout Western Canada.”
The course, which is open to anyone and counts towards a major or minor in Anthropology, will include a trip to the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC and the opportunity to engage with nearby Native communities. Register for this course.