All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

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South End Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
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

 

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Winona LaDuke's book is amazing. This is well written by an activist for Indian rights. LaDuke presents the state of the environment focusing on various treaties and land struggles on reservations ... Read full review

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Contents

White Earth
4
Akwesasne The Mothers Milk Project GM Goes Global The Great
22
the Village The Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc The Independent Tradi
43
Down the Runway The Liberation from Legal Colonialism Dams James
70
Dumping on the Indians
97
Dump on the Indians Grassy Narrows 0 Resisting the MRS Program
110
A Lifeway in the Forest
115
of a Homeland The Land Struggle Continues The White Earth Land Set
132
Buffalo Nations Buffalo Peoples
139
The Buffalo Are Prairie Makers Community Health and Buffalo The Wild
165
cific o Kahoolawe 0 Endangered Ecosystems and Voyeuristic Vacations
187
The Seventh Generation
195
Notes
204
Index
228
About the Author 242
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About the author (1999)

Winona LaDuke lives on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota and is an enrolled member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg. LaDuke is the Project Director of the Honor the Earth Fund and Campaign Director for the White Earth Land Recovery Project.

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