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Political Ideologies In Action: Socialism: Socialism, Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity

A guide created for John Hultgren's Political Ideologies in Action: Socialism in the United States (POL4241.01)

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Settler colonialism is a structure that perpetuates the elimination of Indigenous people and cultures to replace them with a settler society. Some scholars argue that settler colonialism is inherently genocidal. It may be enacted by a variety of means, ranging from violent depopulation of the previous inhabitants to less deadly means, such as assimilation or recognition of Indigenous identity within a colonial framework.

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Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist, economist, and author, has devoted her life to advocating for Indigenous control of their homelands, natural resources, and cultural practices. She combines economic and environmental approaches in her efforts to create a thriving and sustainable community for her own White Earth reservation and Indigenous populations across the country.