Description: Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. In Southeast Asia, indigeneity is multi-layered concept. Most of population is native, yet there are specific ethnic groups that are legally designated or otherwise recognized as indigenous peoples. Ideas about indigeneity also vary across time and space, among indigenous peoples themselves, in ways that do not always align with elements valorized in anthropological, political, or global advocacy contexts. Offers local/national and regional orientation to modern plight of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia, but situation politically within wider, global discussions and debates about indigenous activism and advocacy, as well as global academic scholarship pertaining to indigenous peoples. Study of most pertinent issues relating to modern indigenous realities in Southeast Asia. Students gain foundation to engage in comparative discussion with regard to indigenous peoples in Americas and elsewhere. Concurrently scheduled with course C250. P/NP or letter grading.