Comparative Native and Indigenous Studies created at Mainz
Germany: "Dances With Wolves..." "Pocahontas..." We've all seen Hollywood films or read popular books about indigenous peoples. Most, however, are anything but accurate mirrors of indigenous cultures and identities.
the world’s indigenous people into
the scope of research focus,
the Johannes Gutenberg University in
Mainz has founded the Center for
Comparative Native and Indigenous
Studies (CCNIS). Dr. Mita
Banerjee heads CCNIS and is a
well-respected researcher in her
The Center will also examine and analyze actions taken by nation-states to accommodate indigenous peoples.
“…The CCNIS wants to provide synergy effects for research on indigenous studies which is already being conducted at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz," Professor Banerjee said. CCNIS also plans to "...invite further research by guest researchers both national and international, and writers and artists working in the field of indigenous studies."
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