Caribbean Indigeneity, Resurgent Indigenism

Focusing on Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean–and specifically the Caribs of Trinidad–with some materials on international Indigenous issues, these articles, essays, and reports focus on Indigenous resurgence, Indigenous identity, and Indigenous history. This list will be updated on an annual basis.

2015. “Indigenous Peoples Of The Caribbean: Podcast.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, March 31.

2014. “Yurumein (Homeland): A Documentary on Caribs in St. Vincent.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, August 21.

2012. “Racial Discrimination: The Caribs, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Nations.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, September 10.

2012. .“Contesting Trinidad’s Past: The Indigenous Peoples.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, January 26.

2011. “Wikileaks: The U.S. Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago, the Amerindians, and Indigenous Rights.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, February 2.

2011. “The Santa Rosa Carib Community of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago: A Video Introduction.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, July 25.

2011. “SANTA ROSA, by Melan Garcia.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, July 21.

2011. “ARIMA WAS, by Melan Garcia.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, July 21.

2011. “Domestic Counterinsurgency in Canada.” Anthropologists for Justice and Peace, June 13.

2011. “Carib Identity, Racial Politics, and the Problem of Belonging.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, May 1.

2009. “Forgetting the Caribs of Trinidad.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, October 24.

2009. “Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens.” Zero Anthropology, July 10.

2009. “On Colonialism as Genocide: Ward Churchill Speaks at Concordia University, Montreal.” Zero Anthropology, April 17.

2009. “Ward Churchill v. ‘The Good Americans’: How Churchill’s Critics Made His Case.” Zero Anthropology, April 17.

2008. “U.S. Marines in Arima, Trinidad.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, October 29.

2008. “Anthem of the Taíno Resurgence: Naboria Daca Ae Mayanimacaná.” Zero Anthropology, August 18.

2008. “Navajo Nation Steelpan, and Aboriginal Reggae.” Zero Anthropology, June 17.

2008. “Rapsure Risin.” Zero Anthropology, June 14.

2008. “RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FOR ABORIGINALS IN CANADA: Links to Key Resources.” Zero Anthropology, June 14.

2008. “Repossession, Decolonization, and Anthropology: The Return of First Nations Remains.” Zero Anthropology, June 13.

2008. “Canada’s Apology to Aboriginals.” Zero Anthropology, June 11.

2008. “‘Canada’ — Dealing with the Hate Crime: Prime Minister’s Apology to Aboriginals this Wednesday.” Zero Anthropology, June 9.

2008. “‘Canada’ — The Name of a Hate Crime.” Zero Anthropology, June 9.

2008. “Restoration: More Indigenous than the Ancestors, in the Poet’s Eye.” Zero Anthropology, May 26.

2008. “Internet Indigeneity and Anthropological Advocacy: Practicing Anti-Extinctionism, Diffusing Indigeneity, and Web Development as Action Research.” Text of the presentation made for the Trevor W. Purcell Memorial Speaker Series at the Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, March 19.

2008. “(Surface) Images & Aboriginal Graffiti from Kahnawake: A Mohawk Rez outside Montreal, Canada.” Zero Anthropology, March 10.

2007. “Indigenous Resistance/ Indigenous Reality: from The Fire This Time.” Zero Anthropology, November 26.

2007. “Indigenism and Essentialism, 2.” Zero Anthropology, November 24.

2007. “Does Trinidad Recognize Its Indigenous People.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, March 10.

2007. “The Catholic Church and the Caribs in Trinidad.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, March 10.

2007. “Does Arima Matter?Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, March 11.

2007. “Carib Santa Rosa Festival 2007.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, August 30.

2007. “News about Trinidad’s Caribs and the State.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, August 31.

2006. “Cosmetic Respect for Indigenous Culture in Trinidad.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, February 6.

2006. “The Native ‘Terrorist’: Anti-Indigenous Vocabulary in 2006.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, May 23.

2006. “Boycott Disney, Pirates of the Caribbean.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, June 17.

2006. “Caribs and the Santa Rosa Festival, 2006.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, August 27.

2006. “Addendum: Caribs & Santa Rosa, 2006.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, August 28.

2006. “Caledonia, Ontario: Beware the Big Bad Indian.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, October 15.

2005. “Caribs of Dominica to be Portrayed as Cannibals in Disney Film.” Review of the Indigenous Caribbean, February 14.

2005. “Extinction: The Historical Trope of Anti-Indigeneity in the Caribbean.” Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies, Vol. 6, Aug. 2004–Aug. 2005.

2005. “Writing the Caribs Out: The Construction and Demystification of the ‘Deserted Island’ Thesis for Trinidad.” Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies, Vol. 6, Aug. 2004–Aug. 2005.

2004. “How the Amerindians of Arima Lost Their Lands: Notes from Primary and Other Historical Sources, 1802-1880.” Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies, Vol. 5, Jun. 2003–Jun. 2004.

2003. “‘We Are Not Extinct’: The Revival of Carib and Taíno Identities, the Internet, and the Transformation of Offline Indigenes into Online ‘N-digenes’.” Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies, Vol. 4, Feb. 2002–Feb. 2003.

2002. “‘Our Amerindian Ancestors’: The State, the Nation, and the Revaluing of Indigeneity in Trinidad and Tobago.” Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies, Vol. 3, Feb. 2001–Feb. 2002.

1999. “From Smoke Ceremonies to Cyberspace: Globalized Indigeneity, Multi-Sited Research and the Internet.” Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies, Vol. 1, Sep. 1998 – Sep. 1999.

1998. “The International Indigene: Regional and Global Integration of Amerindian Communities in the Caribbean.” Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies, Vol. 1, Sep. 1998 – Sep. 1999.

1998. “Renewed Indigeneity in the Local-Global Continuum and the Political Economy of Tradition Among Modern West Indian Caribs.” Issues in Caribbean Amerindian Studies Vol. 1, Sep. 1998–Sep. 1999.

About Maximilian Forte

Anthropologist focusing on imperialism, neoliberalism, militarization, "humanitarian intervention," decolonization, Indigenous movements, and other topics in Political Anthropology. In addition, he teaches courses on visual anthropology, media ethnographies, and cultural imperialism. He is a full Professor in the Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. Please direct comments and inquiries to maximilian.forte@concordia.ca