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Defending Mother Earth: Native American Perspectives on Environmental Justice

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Defending Mother Earth brings together important Native voices to address urgent issues of environmental devastation as they affect the indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. The essays document a range of ecological disasters, including the devastating effects of mining, water pollution, nuclear power facilities, and toxic waste dumps. In an expression of "environmental racism", such hazards are commonly located on or near Indian lands. Many of the authors included in Defending Mother Earth are engaged in struggles to resist these dangers. As their essays consistently demonstrate, these struggles are intimately tied to the assertion of Indian sovereignty and the affirmation of Native culture: the Earth is, indeed, Mother to these nations. In his concluding theological reflection, George Tinker argues that the affirmation of Indian spiritual values, especially the attitude toward the Earth, may hold out a key to the survival of the planet and all its peoples.

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ISBN:
9781570750960
Other:
Means, Russell
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Author:
Means, Russell
Location:
Maryknoll, N.Y. :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental degradation
Subject:
Indian philosophy
Subject:
Indian sign language
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Civil rights.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
SP-520
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
205
Dimensions:
9.27x6.00x.56 in. .69 lbs.

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