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By Winona LaDuke

ISBN-10: 0896085996

ISBN-13: 9780896085992

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

LaDuke's specified figuring out of local principles and folks is born from lengthy years of expertise, and her research is deepened with inspiring tales by means of neighborhood local activists sharing the fight for survival.

On every one web page of this quantity, LaDuke speaks forcefully for self-determination and group. Hers is a gorgeous and bold imaginative and prescient of political, non secular, and ecological transformation.

All Our Relations positive aspects chapters at the Seminoles, the Anishinaabeg, the Innu, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Mohawks, between others.

"One of the pleasures of examining All Our Relations is learning the original voices of local humans, in particular local ladies, talking of their personal local truths."-Women's overview of Books

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

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

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

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

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_ _ • \ \ Holey .... J .. • � o "0 l\ \- � :� - - - - - - - � Reservation t' r eis S ,- \ -:s:.. ". � o " "" ::r - - • Miccosukee : . org C here the natural world ends and the human world begins, there you will fmd the Seminoles. There is no distinction between the two worlds-the Creator's Law governs all. It has always been like that, since the beginning. "The Creator made our people and gave us the laws on how we 'ry . supposed to conduct ourselves," explains Danny Billie, spokesperson for the IridYpendent Traditional Seminole nation, which consists of about 300 people in the midst of the Florida Everglades.

The fire is really important to me. All my kids are grown up. Sometimes I start missing my mother. I come at night and talk to her in the fire. It makes me closer to her. If you take my fire , away, it' s like taking my mother away from me. I don't think I could take that. ,33 The Seminoles fought the county' s fme and found they had a lot of sup­ porters, at least for this . In 1996, they mustered up a march to support their peo­ ple: three days and 39 miles, from the village to the Collier County government building.

Nitassinan, which means "the land" in Innuaimun, is the wellspring of a culture and a way of life. On this peninsula spanning the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Labrador, almost 20,000 Innuaimun-speaking Innu live. Their land is a land of mountains, thundering rivers, vast boreal forest, sweeping tundra, and Atlantic seashore. Their colonial name, Montagnais, means "mountain peo­ ple" in French. " The majority of the Innu people live in 1 1 villages along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in what is now Quebec .

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