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First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies

The First Peoples initiative is a collaboration of four university presses with grant support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The initiative aims to demonstrate the ways Indigenous traditional and lived experiences contribute to and reframe discourses on the history, culture, identity and rights of Indigenous peoples worldwide. Indigenous studies encompasses scholarship on more than 370 million people from more than seventy countries. The field reflects and reinforces a dynamic international movement that is playing a vital role in nations across the globe. World-wide, the field of Indigenous studies is being defined by focusing on core concepts, including indigeneity, sovereignty, and traditional knowledge.

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