The Rise of Indigenous (Pluri-)Nationalism: The Case of the Sámi People

  title={The Rise of Indigenous (Pluri-)Nationalism: The Case of the S{\'a}mi People},
  author={Aslak-Antti Oksanen},
  pages={1141 - 1158}
Indigenous peoples have found the nationalist language of peoples’ inherent right to self-determination helpful in articulating their political demands. Gerald Taiaiake Alfred’s model of indigenous nationalism explains the emergence of this form of indigenous self-assertion as a reaction to settler-colonial incursions. However, it cannot account for the timing of its recent successes in unsettling the status quo of indigenous–settler-state relations. This article addresses this limitation by… 
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