As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

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Beacon Press #ad - The story of native peoples’ resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, struggles for food and water security, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community’s rich history of activismThrough the unique lens of “Indigenized environmental justice, and protection of sacred sites, ” Indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the fraught history of treaty violations, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle.

. Ultimately, she argues, modern environmentalists must look to the history of Indigenous resistance for wisdom and inspiration in our common fight for a just and sustainable future. As long as grass grows gives readers an accessible history of Indigenous resistance to government and corporate incursions on their lands and offers new approaches to environmental justice activism and policy.

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock #ad - Throughout 2016, the standing rock protest put a national spotlight on Indigenous activists, but it also underscored how little Americans know about the longtime historical tensions between Native peoples and the mainstream environmental movement.

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Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance

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Verso #ad - Water protectors knew this battle for native sovereignty had already been fought many times before, even after the encampment was gone, and that, their anticolonial struggle would continue. Our history is the future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.

In our history is the future, nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. How two centuries of indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life”In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest Indigenous protest movement in the twenty-first century.

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Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Indigenous Americas

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Univ Of Minnesota Press #ad - A nation was reborn with renewed power to protect the environment and support Indigenous grassroots education and organizing. Dispatches of radical political engagement from people taking a stand against the Dakota Access PipelineIt is prophecy. The oil pipeline united communities along its path—from north dakota, iowa, and illinois—and galvanized a twenty-first-century Indigenous resistance movement marching under the banner Mni Wiconi—Water Is Life! Standing Rock youth issued a call, South Dakota, and millions around the world and thousands of Water Protectors from more than three hundred Native nations answered.

This book assembles the multitude of voices of writers, thinkers, artists, and activists from that movement. Through poetry and prose, the contributors, including leaders of the Standing Rock movement, photography, essays, and polemical interventions, interviews, reflect on Indigenous history and politics and on the movement’s significance.

Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Indigenous Americas #ad - The dakota access pipeline is the Black Snake, crossing the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Amid the movement to protect the land and the water that millions depend on for life, Nakota, the Oceti Sakowin the Dakota, and Lakota people reunited. Cook, david uahikeaikalei‘ohu maile, sarah sunshine manning, endawnis spears, katie mazer, shiri pasternak, the nyc stands with standing rock collective, alice speri, Craig Howe, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Anne Spice, Martin Danyluk, Will Parrish, Deborah Cowen, Liz Ellis, Layli Long Soldier, Andrew Curley, Sandy Grande, Teresa Montoya, Jaskiran Dhillon, Michelle Latimer, Chris Newell, Elise Hunchuck, Nick Estes, Jeffrey Ostler, Jason Mancini, Kim TallBear, Marcella Gilbert, Mark L.

A black snake will spread itself across the land, bringing destruction while uniting Indigenous nations.

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As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance Indigenous Americas

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Univ Of Minnesota Press #ad - Simpson makes clear that its goal can no longer be cultural resurgence as a mechanism for inclusion in a multicultural mosaic. In as we have always done, leanne betasamosake Simpson locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, organizing, writing, and thinking.

Indigenous resistance is a radical rejection of contemporary colonialism focused around the refusal of the dispossession of both Indigenous bodies and land. Across north america, halted the expansion of tar sands extraction and the pipeline construction at Standing Rock, Indigenous acts of resistance have in recent years opposed the removal of federal protections for forests and waterways in Indigenous lands, and demanded justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women.

As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance Indigenous Americas #ad - Instead, place-based indigenous alternatives to the destructive logics of the settler colonial state, she calls for unapologetic, including heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation.

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Red Alert!: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge Speaker's Corner

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Fulcrum Publishing #ad - Inspiring and insightful, Red Alert! is a stirring call to action. Daniel R. Wildcat in this thoughtful, forward-looking treatise. The native response to the environmental crisis facing our planet, Red Alert! seeks to debunk our civilization’s long-misguided perception that humankind is at odds with nature or that it exerts control over the natural world.

Taking a hard look at the biggest problem that we face today—the damaging way we live on this earth—Wildcat draws upon ancient Native American wisdom and nature-centered beliefs to advocate a modern strategy to combat global warming. And his influence on American Society. He is the co-author with Vine Deloria Jr.

Red Alert!: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge Speaker's Corner #ad - Of power and place: indian education in America and the co-author of Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria Jr. Wildcat yuchi, muscogee is the director of the American Indian studies program and the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Red alert! offers insight, hope, and a path forward.

Billy Frank Jr. Northwest indian fisheries commission“what the world needs today is a good dose of indigenous realism, Chairman, ” says Native American scholar Daniel R.

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California through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History Indigenous Confluences

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University of Washington Press #ad - Using oral histories of concow, taken as part of a New Deal federal works project, Pomo, and Paiute workers, Bauer reveals how Native peoples have experienced and interpreted the history of the land we now call California. The result both challenges the �california story� and enriches it with new voices and important points of view, serving as a model for understanding Native historical perspectives in other regions.

Combining these oral histories with creation myths and other oral traditions, he demonstrates the importance of sacred landscapes and animals and other nonhuman actors to the formation of place and identity. He also examines tribal stories of ancestors who prophesied the coming of white settlers and uses their recollections of the California Indian Wars to push back against popular narratives that seek to downplay Native resistance.

California through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History Indigenous Confluences #ad - Historian william bauer seeks to correct that oversight through an innovative approach that tells California history strictly through Native perspectives. Noticeably absent from these stories are the perspectives and experiences of the people who lived on the land long before European settlers arrived. Most california histories begin with the arrival of the Spanish missionaries in the late eighteenth century and conveniently skip to the Gold Rush of 1849.

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health New Directions in Native American Studies Series Book 18

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University of Oklahoma Press #ad - The contributors include scholar-activists in the fields of ethnobotany, spearfishers, anthropology, biology, as well as indigenous seed savers and keepers, cooks, nutrition, marine environmentalism, farmers, history, insect ecology, and federal Indian law, and community activists. After identifying the challenges involved in revitalizing and maintaining traditional food systems, loss of species habitat, these writers offer advice and encouragement to those concerned about tribal health, environmental destruction, and governmental food control.

   . Unprecedented in its focus and scope, and seed saving to the difficult realities of racism, treaty abrogation, tribal sociopolitical factionalism, from revitalizing ancestral gardens and traditional ways of hunting, gathering, this collection addresses nearly every aspect of indigenous food sovereignty, and the entrenched beliefs that processed foods are superior to traditional tribal fare.

Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health New Directions in Native American Studies Series Book 18 #ad - This volume explores the meaning and importance of food sovereignty for Native peoples in the United States, and asks whether and how it might be achieved and sustained. Centuries of colonization and other factors have disrupted indigenous communities’ ability to control their own food systems.

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Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination

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Duke University Press Books #ad - In underscoring the existence of multiple temporalities, Rifkin illustrates how time plays a crucial role in Indigenous peoples’ expressions of sovereignty and struggles for self-determination. Claims that native peoples should be recognized as coeval with Euro-Americans, Rifkin argues, implicitly treat dominant non-native ideologies and institutions as the basis for defining time itself.

What does it mean to say that native peoples exist in the present?  In Beyond Settler Time Mark Rifkin investigates the dangers of seeking to include Indigenous peoples within settler temporal frameworks. How, and postcolonial theory, queer studies, rifkin develops the concept of "settler time" to address how Native peoples are both consigned to the past and inserted into the present in ways that normalize non-native histories, can Native peoples be understood as dynamic and changing while also not assuming that they belong to a present inherently shared with non-natives? Drawing on physics, though, phenomenology, geographies, and expectations.

Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination #ad - Through analysis of various kinds of texts, and autobiography, fiction, including government documents, film, he explores how Native experiences of time exceed and defy such settler impositions.

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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

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Vintage #ad - Angela davis provides the historical, bessie smith, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture. The works of rainey, Smith, and Holiday have been largely misunderstood by critics.

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. A stunning, indispensable contribution to American history, as boldly insightful as the women Davis praises, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism is a triumph.

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday #ad - Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant lyrics of Rainey and Smith−published here in their entirety for the first time−Davis demonstrates how the roots of the blues extend beyond a musical tradition to serve as a conciousness-raising vehicle for American social memory. Overlooked, davis shows, moral, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that allowed for the celebration of social, and sexual values outside the constraints imposed by middle-class respectability.

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"All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

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Beacon Press #ad - Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as:“columbus discovered america”“thanksgiving proves the indians welcomed pilgrims”“indians Were Savage and Warlike”“Europeans Brought Civilization to Backward Indians”“The United States Did Not Have a Policy of Genocide”“Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans”“Most Indians Are on Government Welfare”“Indian Casinos Make Them All Rich”“Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcohol”Each chapter deftly shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land and tied to narratives of erasure and disappearance.

Accessibly written and revelatory, “All the Real Indians Died Off” challenges readers to rethink what they have been taught about Native Americans and history. Unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native AmericansIn this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations.

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Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility

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NYU Press #ad - Uncovers the systemic problems that expose poor communities to environmental hazardsFrom St. In doing so, she introduces new concepts and theories for understanding environmental racism that will be essential for environmental justice scholars. Renowned environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor focuses on the locations of hazardous facilities in low-income and minority communities and shows how they have been dumped on, contaminated and exposed.

Drawing on an array of historical and contemporary case studies from across the country, Taylor explores controversies over racially-motivated decisions in zoning laws, eminent domain, government regulation or lack thereof, and urban renewal. Taking stock of the recent environmental justice scholarship, Toxic Communities examines the connections among residential segregation, zoning, and exposure to environmental hazards.

She provides a comprehensive overview of the debate over whether or not there is alink between environmental transgressions and discrimination, drawing a clear picture of the state of the environmental justice field today and where it is going. Louis to new orleans, from baltimore to Oklahoma City, there are poor and minority neighborhoods so beset by pollution that just living in them can be hazardous to your health.

Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility #ad - Due to entrenched segregation, or because businesses have found the ‘paths of least resistance, zoning ordinances that privilege wealthier communities, ’ there are many hazardous waste and toxic facilities in these communities, leading residents to experience health and wellness problems on top of the race and class discrimination most already experience.

. A fascinating landmark study, the environment, Toxic Communities greatly contributes to the study of race, and space in the contemporary United States.

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