Xaadláa Gwáay.yaay: Indigenous Border Nationhood and Haida Governance Across Settler-States


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships


Jackson School of International Studies


Indigenous nationhood is rarely a topic in international discourse. Looking at the Haida nation, obscured by settler-colonialism, separated by the U.S./Canada Border, this work supports the Indigenous Nationhood movement and brings greater understanding to the concept of Indigenous internationalism. Exploring intricate relationships to land and to each other through photography and community biography, this work contributes to a better understanding of Indigenous nationhood and governance in borderlands. Through Indigenous methodologies and protocols for research, this project conveys less-heard perspectives of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous nationhood movements and resurgence. This work challenges colonial structures that continue to dispossess Indigenous peoples.