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

By Winona LaDuke

This eagerly awaited non-fiction debut by means of acclaimed local environmental activist Winona LaDuke is a considerate and in-depth account of local resistance to environmental and cultural degradation.

LaDuke's detailed figuring out of local rules and other people is born from lengthy years of expertise, and her research is deepened with inspiring tales by way of neighborhood local activists sharing the fight for survival.

On every one web page of this quantity, LaDuke speaks forcefully for self-determination and neighborhood. Hers is a gorgeous and bold imaginative and prescient of political, non secular, and ecological transformation.

All Our Relations positive factors chapters at the Seminoles, the Anishinaabeg, the Innu, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Mohawks, between others.

"One of the pleasures of analyzing All Our Relations is researching the original voices of local humans, specially local girls, talking of their personal local truths."-Women's evaluate of Books

"...as Winona LaDuke describes, in relocating and sometimes appealing prose, [these] misdeeds will not be far away heritage yet are ongoing degradation of the loved lands of local Americans."-Public Citizen News

"...a infrequent standpoint on local historical past and culture."-Sister to Sister/S2S

"Hers is a gorgeous and bold imaginative and prescient of political, religious, and ecological transformation. All Our Relations is key analyzing for everybody who cares concerning the destiny of the Earth and indigenous peoples."-Winds of Change

"No ragtag remnants of misplaced cultures the following. robust voices of previous, previous cultures bravely attempting to make feel of an Earth in chaos."-Whole Earth

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Small hills rose among the great waterways, in whose fertile soils the Seminoles planted small gardens. In their massive dugout canoes, they traveled as far as Cuba and the 3 Bahamas. At home, they prayed for and feasted on fIsh and animals, and made their shelter from the great cypress swamps and palm trees. From other plants they made their medicines, and each day they gave thanks to the Creator for their way of life. To the Seminole, like other Indigenous people, the way of life 27 28 All Our Relations is a ceremony in itself, and they acknowledge it historically and today through a language called Hitchiti.

As of this writing, the Great White Mother has done little, but GM has budged slightly, because of all the community pressure. In 1998-99, some cleanup began. GM dredged some of the contaminants out of the bottom of the St. Lawrence and shipped them off to some unlucky community in Utah. According to Ransom, GM plans to "identify. hot spots inside the dump. Then, based on what they fmd, they may consider more remediation, or go back . to . . cappmg. ,,35 According to the Mohawks, industry, along with govemment officials and policy makers worldwide, must heed the warnings that contaminated wildlife are sending before it is too late.

Com here is a long-ago Cree and Innu story about Wesakej ack and the Great Flood. It seems that, at that time, the people, the animals, and all of Creation were not behaving well. There was much ar­ guipg and fighting, and even children were doing what the grown-ups were doing. Badly. Wesakejack found this to be true for all the relatives, whether they had four legs or two, and the Creator also observed this. That is why the Creator sent the Great Flood--'-to make things new again. And that flood did just that.

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