NATV 370/SOC 370
AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN AND ACTIVISM

This course will examine the roles of American Indian women in politics, social work, academia, business, environmental, health issues, culture and community. The class will compare and contrast the ideology of the predominantly white feminist movement with the goals and concerns of the "Red Power" movement and will emphasize American Indian socio-cultural values and concerns from an American Indian perspective. Course readings, films, guest lectures, will provide an overview of contemporary experiences of American Indian women in the United States from an American Indian perspective. The course will also profile prominent American Indian female activists, tribal leaders and writers, in addition to topics of serious concern to American Indian women: violence, racism, loss of culture and language, education, health care, and other manifestations of continued colonization.