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Undoing Conquest?

Hi Everyone,  Our last module for this course takes our history full circle–or at least a partial circle.  In this we take a look at some very recent attempts by Indigenous people in Latin America (and elsewhere) to change political and social structures to address the inequalities, discrimination, and exclusions that are part of the continuation of colonialism: the 1992 quincentennial of Columbus’s arrival, the Zapatistas uprising in Mexico, and especially the passage of two international conventions meant to address the treatment of indigenous people, Conventional 169 of the International Labour Organization in 1989 (The Indigenous and Tribal Convention) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007. You will discuss these lectures and instruments in your seminar on April 5th.  For your third and final essay assignment for this course, I would like you to do something a little different.  I want you to analyse Convention 169 and UNDRIP, but to do so as historians.  Most specifically, I would like you to look at the articles in each document and to talk about to what extent, given your understanding of the history of conquest in Latin America, these instruments appear to be designed to undo the effects of conquest, or to simply ameliorate some of the worst of these effects, or to continue conquest in another form, or to institutionalize conquest through institutionalizing the dependent nature of Indigenous societies and people in Latin America. Your reading for this assignment will mostly consist of reading carefully the two documents and thinking seriously, as historians, about what the legal language in each might mean.  I have also provided a pdf of one article that might help you do some of this. But I stress your essay should be mostly your own thoughts on what these documents mean in the context of history. UNDRIP WEBSITE LINK:- https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/11/UNDRIP_E_web.pdf Convntion 169 link:- https://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO_CODE:C169 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2019.1568994?journalCode=fjhr20