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All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life
Synopses & Reviews
This eagerly awaited non-fiction debut by acclaimed Native environmental activist Winona LaDuke is a thoughtful and in-depth account of Native resistance to environmental and cultural degradation.
LaDuke's unique understanding of Native ideas and people is born from long years of experience, and her analysis is deepened with inspiring testimonies by local Native activists sharing the struggle for survival.
On each page of this volume, LaDuke speaks forcefully for self-determination and community. Hers is a beautiful and daring vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation.
All Our Relations features chapters on the Seminoles, the Anishinaabeg, the Innu, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Mohawks, among others.
"One of the pleasures of reading All Our Relations is discovering the unique voices of Native people, especially Native women, speaking in their own Native truths."-Women's Review of Books
"...as Winona LaDuke describes, in moving and often beautiful prose, [these] misdeeds are not distant history but are ongoing degradation of the cherished lands of Native Americans."-Public Citizen News
"...a rare perspective on Native history and culture."-Sister to Sister/S2S
"Hers is a beautiful and daring vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation. All Our Relations is essential reading for everyone who cares about the fate of the Earth and indigenous peoples."-Winds of Change
"No ragtag remnants of lost cultures here. Strong voices of old, old cultures bravely trying to make sense of an Earth in chaos."-Whole Earth
A beautiful and daring vision of spiritual and environmental transformation from our country's leading Native environmental
About the Author
LaDuke is a well-know Native American organizer, environmentalist, and author. She teaches Native Environmentalism at the University of Minnesota.
Table of Contents
Akwesasne: Mohawk mothers' milk and PCBs — Seminoles: at the heart of the Everglades — Nitassinan: the hunter and the peasant — Northern Cheyenne: a fire in the coal fields — Nuclear waste: dumping on the Indians — White Earth: a lifeway in the forest — Buffalo nations, buffalo peoples — Hawai'i: the birth of land and its preservation by the hands of the people — NativeSUN: determining a future — The seventh generation.
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