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dc.contributor.authorCrossen, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-21 18:07:55 (GMT)
dc.date.available2018-01-02 05:50:13 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2014-05-21
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/8471
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates the history of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) and the broader movement of Indigenous internationalism. It argues that Indigenous internationalists were inspired by the process of decolonization, and used its logic to establish a new political identity. The foundation of the WCIP helped create a network of Indigenous peoples that expressed international solidarity between historically unconnected communities. The international efforts of Indigenous activists were encouraged both by personal experiences of international travel and post-secondary education, and by the general growth of international non-governmental organizations during the late twentieth century. The growing importance of international non-governmental organizations helped the WCIP secure funding from international developmental aid agencies, a factor which pushed the organization to increase its focus on apolitical economic development relative to the anti-colonial objectives which inspired its foundation. This dissertation examines how Indigenous international organizations became embroiled in the Cold War conflict in Latin America, and the difficulties this situation posed for both the WCIP and the International Indian Treaty Council. Finally, it examines how the prominence of the World Council faded, as major international bodies like the United Nations began to acknowledge the importance of Indigenous peoples, and as Indigenous organizations sought to participate directly in new international fora rather than contributing through the WCIP.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectIndigenousen
dc.subjectInternationalismen
dc.subjectInternational organizationsen
dc.subjectWorld Council of Indigenous Peoplesen
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjectInternational Indian Treaty Councilen
dc.subjectDecolonizationen
dc.subjectGeorge Manuelen
dc.subjectMarie Smallface-Maruleen
dc.subjectCanadian International Development Agencyen
dc.subjectAnti-Politics Machineen
dc.subjectClement Chartieren
dc.subjectNiillas Sombyen
dc.subjectCold Waren
dc.titleDecolonization, Indigenous Internationalism, and the World Council of Indigenous Peoplesen
dc.typeDoctoral Thesisen
dc.comment.hiddenMy restriction on circulation has been accepted until January 2015, though I do plan on renewing it for an additional year at least.en
dc.pendingfalse
dc.subject.programHistoryen
uws-etd.degree.departmentHistoryen
uws-etd.degree.disciplineHistoryen
uws-etd.degree.grantorUniversity of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen
uws-etd.embargo.terms1 yearen
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen
uws.published.cityWaterlooen
uws.published.countryCanadaen
uws.published.provinceOntarioen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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