James  Fenelon Author of Evaluating Organization Development

James Fenelon

California State University

Jim Fenelon is Professor of Sociology and Indigenous Studies for his professional life, before that International Teacher and Program Developer globally, authoring numerous articles, chapters, and three books - Culturicide, Resistance and Survival of the Lakota "Sioux Nation"; Indigenous Peoples and Globalization; Redskins? Mascots, Indian Nations and White Racism. James is from the Dakotas, writes poetry, creates Native art, and supports Environmental, Sovereignty, & Social Justice struggles.


James “Jim” Fenelon is professor of sociology and Director of Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. He is Lakota / Dakota of Standing Rock, and has taught internationally, and worked with urban groups and indigenous peoples globally. He published Culturicide, Resistance, and Survival of the Lakota (Sioux Nation) with Taylor & Francis in 1998, Indigenous Peoples and Globalization (Paradigm, with Thomas D. Hall), and his newest book Redskins? Sports Mascots, Indian Nations and White Racism (Routledge); utilizing world systems analysis over indigenous cultural domination and global stratification in his last two books. James teaches race and ethnic relations, urban sociology, social movements, indigenous issues, genocide, political sociology, sovereignty, and dedicates his professional life to assisting social justice struggles.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Native Nations, American Indians and Indigenous Peoples
    Race, Ethnicity and Racism of Capitalism
    Urban Inequality and Community Social Structures
    Socio-Political Issues of Sovereignty, Immigration
    Resistance, Survivance and Revitalization
    World Systems from Asia to the Western Hemisphere
    Area Studies: Asia (China, Japan, Malaysia); Caribbean (Haiti, Martinique); Americas (South, Central of Indigenous Peoples, North of Native Nations, Standing Rock); Western Europe (Denmark, Ireland)

Personal Interests

    Photographic and Poetic Beauty of the World
    Spirituality and Ceremony form the Northern Plains and Globally
    Social and Personal Justice and Integrity
    Nations and Traditional Cultures of the World
    Languages and Worldviews of Diverse Ethnicity
    Family - my Sons, Relatives and Mi Daku ye


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