This class considers the human experience of gender in an Indigenous context. We first read and discuss accounts of gender in Indigenous histories, literatures and biographies to get a sense of the fluidity and meaning of gender in different societies. We then read and discuss a variety of Indigenous thought on the implications of gender in contemporary settler state colonialism as it intersects with class and race in neoliberal states. Modern nation-states constructed societies where gender, race, class and sexuality form power relations that have far reaching implication for Indigenous peoples, lives and practices of self-determination. How does this intersection so basic to an understanding of classic colonial relations morph in our contemporary neoliberal multicultural societies?