Recovering the Sacred

The Power of Naming and Claiming

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608466620

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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The indigenous imperative to honor nature is undermined by federal laws approving resource extraction through mining and drilling. Formal protections exist for Native American religious expression, but not for the places and natural resources integral to ceremonies. Under what conditions can traditional beliefs be best practiced? Recovering the Sacred features a wealth of native research and hundreds of interviews with indigenous scholars and activists. 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.
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Recovering the Sacred

The Power of Naming and Claiming

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896087125

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 6927

"An overview of efforts by Native Americans to regain cultural and genetic patrimony and the conditions needed for traditional spiritual practices, including tribal histories, analysis of changes to nutrition, economy, and physical environment, and actions taken toward pollution abatement, dam removal, land and cultural reclamation, and alternative energy production"--Provided by publisher.
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Recovering the Sacred

The Power of Naming and Claiming

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608466276

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 408

Only the power to define what is sacredand access itwill enable Native American communities to remember who they are."
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All Our Relations

Native Struggles for Land and Life

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608466612

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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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.
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Last Standing Woman

Author: Winona Laduke

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610600592

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

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DIVA powerful and poignant novel tracing the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (O)bwe/Chippewa).'...an impressive fiction debut....skillfully intertwines social history. oral myth and character study...." Publishers Weekly./div
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Recovering the Sacred

The Power of Naming and Claiming

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896087125

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 8154

"An overview of efforts by Native Americans to regain cultural and genetic patrimony and the conditions needed for traditional spiritual practices, including tribal histories, analysis of changes to nutrition, economy, and physical environment, and actions taken toward pollution abatement, dam removal, land and cultural reclamation, and alternative energy production"--Provided by publisher.
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Recovering the Sacred

The Power of Naming and Claiming

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896087132

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 6644

"An overview of efforts by Native Americans to regain cultural and genetic patrimony and the conditions needed for traditional spiritual practices, including tribal histories, analysis of changes to nutrition, economy, and physical environment, and actions taken toward pollution abatement, dam removal, land and cultural reclamation, and alternative energy production"--Provided by publisher.
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The Militarization of Indian Country

Author: Winona LaDuke,Sean Aaron Cruz

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609173775

Category: History

Page: 110

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When it became public that Osama bin Laden’s death was announced with the phrase “Geronimo, EKIA!” many Native people, including Geronimo’s descendants, were insulted to discover that the name of a Native patriot was used as a code name for a world-class terrorist. Geronimo descendant Harlyn Geronimo explained, “Obviously to equate Geronimo with Osama bin Laden is an unpardonable slander of Native America and its most famous leader.” The Militarization of Indian Country illuminates the historical context of these negative stereotypes, the long political and economic relationship between the military and Native America, and the environmental and social consequences. This book addresses the impact that the U.S. military has had on Native peoples, lands, and cultures. From the use of Native names to the outright poisoning of Native peoples for testing, the U.S. military’s exploitation of Indian country is unparalleled and ongoing.
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Make a Beautiful Way

The Wisdom of Native American Women

Author: Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803260423

Category: History

Page: 133

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Make a Beautiful Way is nothing less than a new way of looking at history-or more correctly, the reestablishment of a very old way. For too long, Euro-American discourse styles, emphasizing elite male privilege and conceptual linearity, have drowned out democratic and woman-centered Native approaches. Even when myopic western linearity is understood to be at work, analysis of Native American history, society, and culture has still been consistently placed in male custody. The recovery of women's traditions is the overarching theme in this collection of essays that helps reframe Native issues as properly gendered. Paula Gunn Allen looks at Indian lifeways through the many stitches of Indian clothes and the many steps of their powwow fancy dances. Lee Maracle calls for reconstitution of traditional social structures, based on Native American ways of knowing. Kay Givens McGowan identifies the exact sites where female power was weakened through the imposition of European culture, so that we might more effectively strengthen precisely those sites. Finally, Barbara Alice Mann examines how communication between Natives who have federal recognition and those who do not, as well as between Natives east and west of the Mississippi, became dysfunctional, and outlines how to reestablish good relations for the benefit of all. Barbara Alice Mann is a lecturer in the English department at the University of Toledo and the author of George Washington's War on Native America. Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist and the author of Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming.
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The Winona LaDuke Reader

A Collection of Essential Writings

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780896585737

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

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The first collection of LaDuke's speeches, articles, and more. "This collection will resonate with people interested in issues critical to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide." Library Journal.
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Red Alert!

Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge

Author: Daniel R. Wildcat

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458778045

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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'What the world needs today is a good dose of Indigenous realism,'' says Native American scholar..... Daniel Wildcat in this thoughtful, forward-looking treatise. The Native response to the environmental crisis facing our planet, Red Alert! seeks to debunk the modern myths that humankind is the center of creation and 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. Inspiring and insightful, Red Alert! is a stirring call to action.
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Mabel McKay

Weaving the Dream

Author: Greg Sarris

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275888

Category: History

Page: 165

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A world-renowned Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, Mabel McKay expressed her genius through her celebrated baskets, her Dreams, her cures, and the stories with which she kept her culture alive. She spent her life teaching others how the spirit speaks through the Dream, how the spirit heals, and how the spirit demands to be heard. Greg Sarris weaves together stories from Mabel McKay's life with an account of how he tried, and she resisted, telling her story straight--the white people's way. Sarris, an Indian of mixed-blood heritage, finds his own story in his search for Mabel McKay's. Beautifully narrated, Weaving the Dream initiates the reader into Pomo culture and demonstrates how a woman who worked most of her life in a cannery could become a great healer and an artist whose baskets were collected by the Smithsonian. Hearing Mabel McKay's life story, we see that distinctions between material and spiritual and between mundane and magical disappear. What remains is a timeless way of healing, of making art, and of being in the world. Sarris’s new preface, written expressly for this edition, meditates on Mabel McKay’s enduring legacy and the continued importance of her teachings.
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Struggle for the Land

Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide, and Colonization

Author: Ward Churchill

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872864146

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

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Landmark work illustrates the history of North American indigenous resistance and the struggle for land rights.
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Original Instructions

Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future

Author: Melissa K. Nelson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439310

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Indigenous leaders and other visionaries suggest solutions to today’s global crisis • Original Instructions are ancient ways of living from the heart of humanity within the heart of nature • Explores the convergence of indigenous and contemporary science and the re-indigenization of the world’s peoples • Includes authoritative indigenous voices, including John Mohawk and Winona LaDuke For millennia the world’s indigenous peoples have acted as guardians of the web of life for the next seven generations. They’ve successfully managed complex reciprocal relationships between biological and cultural diversity. Awareness of indigenous knowledge is reemerging at the eleventh hour to help avert global ecological and social collapse. Indigenous cultural wisdom shows us how to live in peace--with the earth and one another. Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference. It depicts how the world’s native leaders and scholars are safeguarding the original instructions, reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. Included are more than 20 contemporary indigenous leaders--such as Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, and John Trudell. These beautiful, wise voices remind us where hope lies.
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The Chronicles of Winona Laduke

Stories from the Front Lines in the Battle for Environmental Justice

Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: Fernwood Publishing

ISBN: 9781552669594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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Chronicles is a major work, a collection of current, pressing and inspirational stories of Indigenous communities from the Canadian subarctic to the heart of Dine Bii Kaya, Navajo Nation. Chronicles is a book literally risen from the ashes beginning in 2008 after her home burned to the ground and collectively is an accounting of Winona s personal path of recovery, finding strength and resilience in the writing itself as well as in her work. Long awaited, Chronicles is a labour of love, a tribute to those who have passed on and those yet to arrive. "
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Native pathways

American Indian culture and economic development in the twentieth century

Author: Brian C. Hosmer,Colleen M. O'Neill

Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

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How has American Indians' participation in the broader market--as managers of casinos, negotiators of oil leases, or commercial fishermen--challenged the U.S. paradigm of economic development? Have American Indians paid a cultural price for the chance at a paycheck? How have gender and race shaped their experiences in the marketplace? Contributors to Native Pathways ponder these and other questions, highlighting how indigenous peoples have simultaneously adopted capitalist strategies and altered them to suit their own distinct cultural beliefs and practices. Including contributions from historians, anthropologists, and sociologists, Native Pathways offers fresh viewpoints on economic change and cultural identity in twentieth-century Native American communities.
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Slash

Author: Jeannette C. Armstrong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894778459

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Slash is Jeannette Armstrong’s first novel. It poignantly traces the struggles, pain and alienation of a young Okanagan man who searches for truth and meaning in his life. Recognized as an important work of literature, Slash is used in high schools, colleges and universities.
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"We Are Still Here"

American Indians in the Twentieth Century

Author: Peter Iverson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 255

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A history of American Indians, discussing events that characterized the struggles of Native Americans to survive and maintain their homes and traditions in each of six distinct time periods, from 1890 to 1997.
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Tradition, Performance, and Religion in Native America

Ancestral Ways, Modern Selves

Author: Dennis Kelley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135917051

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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In contemporary Indian Country, many of the people who identify as "American Indian" fall into the "urban Indian" category: away from traditional lands and communities, in cities and towns wherein the opportunities to live one's identity as Native can be restricted, and even more so for American Indian religious practice and activity. Tradition, Performance, and Religion in Native America: Ancestral Ways, Modern Selves explores a possible theoretical model for discussing the religious nature of urbanized Indians. It uses aspects of contemporary pantribal practices such as the inter-tribal pow wow, substance abuse recovery programs such as the Wellbriety Movement, and political involvement to provide insights into contemporary Native religious identity. Simply put, this book addresses the question what does it mean to be an Indigenous American in the 21st century, and how does one express that indigeneity religiously? It proposes that practices and ideologies appropriate to the pan-Indian context provide much of the foundation for maintaining a sense of aboriginal spiritual identity within modernity. Individuals and families who identify themselves as Native American can participate in activities associated with a broad network of other Native people, in effect performing their Indian identity and enacting the values that are connected to that identity.
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Sports Ethics

An Anthology

Author: Jan Boxill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631216971

Category: Philosophy

Page: 372

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The essays in this reader examine philosophical issues such as sportsmanship, violence, cheating, drug use, racism, sexism, and gender equity. Examines ethical issues in sports, such as sportsmanship, violence, cheating, drug use, racism, sexism, and gender equity. Includes essays by psychologists, sociologists, coaches, and sports writers. Gives the reader an understanding of the moral significance of sport, and how sports affect society.
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