ISBN-10:
0195430514
ISBN-13:
9780195430516
Pub. Date:
05/15/2009
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto / Edition 2

Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto / Edition 2

by Taiaiake Alfred

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ISBN-13: 9780195430516
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 893,559
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Taiaiake Alfred is a Kahnawake Mohawk educator, author, and activist. He has long been involved in the public life of his own and other indigenous nations. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and is the founding Director of the University of Victoria's School of Indigenous Governance. His awards include the Native American Journalists Association award for column writing, a Canada Research Chair, and a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the field of education. Taiaiake has written two other books, Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors: Kahnawake Mohawk Politics and the Rise of Native Nationalism (1995), also from Oxford University Press, and Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom (2005), from Broadview Press. He lives in the territory of the Saanich Nation with his wife and sons.

Table of Contents

Thanksgiving
Preface to the Second Edition
First Words
A Note on Terminology
Peace
Native American Political Traditions
Native Political Elites
Power
The Abuse of Power
Re-empowerment
Sovereignty: An Inappropriate Concept
Colonial Mentalities
Co-optation
Self-Conscious Traditionalism
Leadership
Responsibility
Righteousness
Money
Modern Treaties: A Path to Assimilation?
For the Youth: Toward a New Native Leadership
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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