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

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By Winona LaDuke

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

LaDuke's targeted knowing of local rules and other people is born from lengthy years of expertise, and her research is deepened with inspiring stories via neighborhood local activists sharing the fight for survival.

On each 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 gains chapters at the Seminoles, the Anishinaabeg, the Innu, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Mohawks, between others.

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

"...as Winona LaDuke describes, in relocating and infrequently appealing prose, [these] misdeeds will not be far-off historical past yet are ongoing degradation of the adored lands of local Americans."-Public Citizen News

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

"Hers is a gorgeous and bold imaginative and prescient of political, non secular, and ecological transformation. All Our Relations is vital studying for everybody who cares in regards to the destiny of the Earth and indigenous peoples."-Winds of Change

"No ragtag remnants of misplaced cultures right here. powerful voices of outdated, previous cultures bravely attempting to make feel of an Earth in chaos."-Whole Earth

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In the United States alone it is estimated that over 72,000 dif­ ferent chemicals are used regularly. Two thousand five hundred new chemicals are introduced annually-and of these, only 1 5 are partially tested for their safety. Not one of the chemical s in use today has been adequately tested for these intergenerational effects that are i nitiated in 32 the womb. All 22 O ur R e l a tion s International discussions on POPs are now part of the United Nations, which in 1 995 directed several international agencies to begin evaluating POPs, starting with the 12 most hazardous known substances (dubbed the "dirty 33 dozen") and under a cooperative effort with more than 100 countries.

TIrrough the years, the canals have been enlarged and interconnected into a vast network, and even the once-meandering beauty of the Kissimme e and Caloosahatchee Rivers has been lost to dredges and straight-line engineering. Today, the movement of water through the Everglades is entirely unnatural, and the Everglades are considered one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet. 12 As 1 06-year-old Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, longtime Everglades advocate explains, The lake ' s entire southern rim was diked by a high levee, so that the only outlets were the canals, all fitted with gates to control the waters in an effort to put man, not nature, in charge of the Everglades.

By 1 842, almost 4,000 Seminoles had been shipped west to Oklahoma In­ dian Territory, and at the close of the war in 1855, fewer than 500 Seminoles re­ mained in the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp, north of the Everglades. In the ten years following the end of the Second Seminole War, Florida's non-Indian popUlation almost doubled, and the newcomers wanted the Indians out of the way. With bribes, bounty hunters, and armed troops, the United States managed by 1861 to move 200 more Seminoles to Oklahoma.

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