And be sure in your studies to take a critical look at the fundamental doctrines of the field. That's where all the skeletons are buried! (e.g., doctrine of 'Christian Discovery'; the pretense of 'conquest'; the sham of 'trust'; etc.) Be aware of the contradictions and tensions involved in trying to use a colonizer's system to assert rights of self-determination. Work with what's available, but always with an eye to overturning the wrongful doctrines. Remember what Thurgood Marshall did for Black civil rights when he went for overturning the doctrine of 'separate but equal.' The irony is that the same year he pushed the Supreme Court to make that big change (Brown v. Board of Educ.), the court took an Indian case (Tee-Hit-Ton) and reaffirmed 'Christian Discovery'!
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