Awawanenitakik: The spatial politics of recognition and relational geographies of Indigenous self-determination
Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/cag.12260
- The spatial politics of recognition constrains Indigenous self-determination to colonial territorial boundaries as opposed to Indigenous relationships with and responsibilities to their kinship networks, including their kin the land.
- Indigenous ontologies and the everyday practices in which they are learned and transmitted, cultivate an alternative politics for Indigenous self-determination.
- Further dialogue is needed in geography on the ways Indigenous peoples think about and live self-determination outside and/or alongside formal state and intergovernmental institutions.