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Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination, Governance, and Gender

Rauna Kuokkanen


This book interrogates normative conceptions of Indigenous self-determination and the structures of Indigenous self-government institutions, arguing that Indigenous self-determination is not achievable without restructuring all relations of domination beyond that with the state; nor can it be secured in the absence of gender justice. It demonstrates that the current rights discourse and focus on Indigenous–state relations is limited in scope and fails to convey the full meaning of self-determination for Indigenous peoples. Besides settler colonialism and neoliberal capitalism, relations of dom ... More

Keywords: Indigenous politics, self-determination, Indigenous feminist theory, Indigenous governance, gender, self-government institutions, violence against women, gendered violence, Indigenous gender justice, comparative politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190913281
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190913281.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rauna Kuokkanen, author
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Toronto