All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

by Winona LaDuke
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All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

A beautiful and daring vision of spiritual and environmental transformation from our country's leading Native environmental leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780896085992
Publisher: South End Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Native American Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

The Toxic Invasion of Native America
The Descendants of Little Thunder
White Earth
1.Akwesasne: Mohawk Mothers' Milk and PCBs11
The Mohawk Legacy
Industry Takes Over
PCB Contamination at Akwesasne
The Mothers' Milk Project
GM Goes Global
The Great Law of Peace and Good Mind
2.Seminoles: At the Heart of the Everglades27
The Seminole Wars
The Land
The Animals
The Reservation and the Village
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.
The Independent Traditional Seminole Nation
The Panther and the Seminoles
The Panther Reservations
The People and the Ceremony
3.Nitassinan: The Hunter and the Peasant49
The Peasants and the Hunters
The Military and the Bombs
Shutting Down the Runway
The Liberation from Legal Colonialism
James Bay Dams
Voisey's Bay
Davis Inlet: The Future for the Environmental Refugees
4.Northern Cheyenne: A Fire in the Coal Fields75
The Beautiful People
The Indian Wars: Land and Gold
Dull Knife's Band
Coming Home to the Coal Fields
The Northern Cheyenne and AMAX
Economic Justice and Ethnostress
Return to High School
5.Nuclear Waste: Dumping on the Indians97
The Nevada Test Site and the Western Shoshone
Pressures Build to Dump on the Indians
Grassy Narrows
Resisting the MRS Program
A Private Initiative in the Goshutes
Prairie Island
Yucca Mountain
The Need for Alternatives
6.White Earth: A Lifeway in the Forest115
Gitchimookomaanag, the White Man
White Earth: The Appropriation of a Homeland
The Land Struggle Continues
The White Earth Land Settlement Act
Extra-Territorial Treaty Rights
White Earth Land Recovery Project
Noopiming: In the Woods
Gaa-Noodin-Oke: The Windmaker
Noojwiijigamigishkawajig: Finding Neighbors (Friends)
Minobimaatisiiwin: The Good Life
7.Buffalo Nations, Buffalo Peoples139
Buffalo and Prairie Ecosystems
Land Grabbing and Buffalo Killing
The Buffalo Are Prairie Makers
Community Health and Buffalo
The Wild Herds: Wood Buffalo and Yellowstone
The Yellowstone Herd
Healing the Community, Healing the Buffalo Nation
Buffalo Commons
Cowboys and Indians One Hundred Years Later
Pte Oyate: The Buffalo Nation
Braids of a Grandmother's Hair
"Bringing Back the Way"
8.Hawai'i: The Birth of Land and Its Preservation by the Hands of the People167
The Birth of Land
The Haole Arrival
The Militarization of the Pacific
Endangered Ecosystems and Voyeuristic Vacations
Birthing a Nation
Curating a Temple
9.Native SUN: Determining a Future187
The Energy Crisis
Colonialism and Self-Reliance
Alternative Energy and the Future
10.The Seventh Generation197
Rethinking the Constitution
About the Author242
About Honor the Earth243
About South End Press244

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite its title, this book is not a feel- good introduction to American Indian spirituality. Rather it is a slap in the face that says, 'Hey, wake up! This is what it happening to Native peoples and it's also happening to all of us. The chapter on Hawaii alone should move anyone from innocence about American 'democracy' to angry disillusionment. For those already so transformed, it will provide up-to-date reinforcement. In a very coherent style with an optimum amount of background and statistics, LaDuke offers us a miner's cannary warning, some solid Native principles, and enough scientific facts that we can move forward informed and motivated, aware that we are related in a grave struggle.