All our relations : native struggles for land and life

Published 2015
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"Haymarket Books proudly brings back into print Winona LaDuke's seminal work of Native resistance to oppression. This thoughtful, in-depth account of Native struggles against environmental and cultural degradation features chapters on the Seminoles, the Anishinaabeg, the Innu, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Mohawks, among others. Filled with inspiring testimonies of struggles for survival, each page of this volume speaks forcefully for self-determination and community. Winona LaDuke was named by Time in 1994 as one of America's fifty most promising leaders under forty. In 1996 and 2000, LaDuke served as Ralph Nader's vice presidential running mate in the Green Party."

vii, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Originally published in 1999 by South End Press, Boston, Massachusetts.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-225) and index.
Introduction. The toxic invasion of Native America ; The descendants of Little Thunder ; White Earth
1. Akwesasne : Mohawk mothers' milk and PCBs. 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 Everglades. The Seminole Wars ; The land ; The animals ; The reservation and the village ; The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Incorporated ; The independent traditional Seminole nation ; The panther and the Seminoles ; The panther reservations ; The people and the ceremony
3. Nitassinan : the hunter and the peasant. The peasants and the hunters ; The military and the bombs ; Shutting down the runway ; The liberation from legal colonialism ; Dams ; James Bay Dams ; Voisey's Bay ; Davis Inlet : the future for the environmental refugees ; Bloodties
4. Northern Cheyenne : a fire in the coal fields. 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 Indians. 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 forest. 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 peoples. 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 Gyate : 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 people. The birth of land ; The Haole arrival ; The militarization of the Pacific ; Kaho'o'lawe ; Endangered ecosystems and voyeuristic vacations ; Birthing a nation ; Curating a temple
9. NativeSUN : determining a future. The energy crisis ; Colonialism and self-reliance ; Alternative energy and the future
10. The seventh generation. Rethinking the Constitution.
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