Books: Non-Fiction

All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

Book – Non-fiction. By Winona LaDuke. 1999.
Native American activists provide testimonies to indigenous efforts to resist oppression and fight both cultural and environmental degradation in the face of U.S. colonialism.

Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Imperialism, Native American

All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life book coverAuthor Winona LaDuke’s seminal work of Native resistance to oppression is an in-depth account of Native struggles against environmental and cultural degradation.

All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life features ten chapters on the efforts of the Seminoles, the Anishinaabeg, the Innu, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Mohawks, among others, to preserve and persevere. LaDuke offers readers testimonies from Native American activists, sharing their struggles for survival, and their resistance to environmental and cultural degradation. She speaks forcefully for self-determination and community. [Description adapted from the publisher.]

 

Chapters

  1. Akwesasne: Mohawk Mothers’ Milk and PCBsClimate Justice More Resources Ad | Zinn Education Project
  2. Seminoles: At the Heart of the Everglades
  3. Nitassinan: The Hunter and the Peasant
  4. Northern Cheyenne: A Fire in the Coal Fields
  5. Nuclear Waste: Dumping on the Indians
  6. White Earth: A Lifeway in the Forest
  7. Buffalo Nations, Buffalo Peoples
  8. Hawai’i: The Birth of Land and Its Preservation by the Hands of the People
  9. NativeSUN: Determining a Future
  10. The Seventh Generation.

Winona LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, where she serves as executive director for the environmental organization, Honor the Earth. In the 1990s, she ran with Ralph Nadar as the vice presidential candidate on the Green Party ticket.

ISBN: 9781608466610 | Published by Haymarket Books.

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