TRANSCONTINENTAL DIALOGUES Activist Alliances with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Mexico, and Australia

“This book is the product of a dialogue that began in December 2014, in the context of the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. At the initiative of the Committee on World Anthropol- ogies (CWA), R. Aída Hernández Castillo and Brian Noble, two coeditors of this volume, were invited to organize a panel that gathered voices and experi- ences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous anthropologists from Canada, Mexico, and Australia, regarding the challenges of building alliances and producing knowledge together with Indigenous organizations and peoples. As a result, a panel was held with the complex title “Alliances of, with, as Indigenous Peoples: The Obligations and Actions of Anthropologies and Anthropologists in the Middle,” which aimed at encompassing several political and epistemological experiences. The CWA was founded in 2010 for the purpose of broadening the dialogues of the American Anthropological Association with other theoretical traditions, building transcontinental academic bridges. Among the committee’s objectives was to “engage a diversity of international voices and perspectives and involve both academic and applied anthropology in this endeavor”.