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Title:
The Winona LaDuke reader : a collection of essential writings
Author:
LaDuke, Winona.
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Publication Information:
Stillwater, MN : Voyageur Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
304 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780896585737
Format :
Book

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Central Library E99.C6 L255 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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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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Publisher's Weekly Review

From "The Case for Hemp" to "Native Auctions and Buyer Ethics," the pieces in The Winona LaDuke Reader address all manner of political issues concerning Native Americans, women, environmental activists and anyone to the left of Al Gore. LaDuke, an environmentalist, Native American rights activist and 2000 vice-presidential candidate on Ralph Nader's ticket, gathers her speeches, articles, fiction and poetry for this anthology. Some of the pieces appeared in such publications as the American Indian and Sierra, and they weigh in on subjects like the dangers of dioxin, the U.N. Conference on Women and corporate sponsorship of the presidential debates. The book opens with a foreword from Ralph Nader. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

A leading member of the Green Party (she ran on the ticket with Ralph Nader in 2000), LaDuke is a well-known advocate of Native American rights and environmental and women's issues, as well as the author of a novel, Last Standing Woman. The pieces gathered here include 38 essays, one short story, and three poems, arranged in sections about Native environmentalism, Native traditions, women's issues, politics, and fiction and poetry. Some of these pieces were previously published in Earth Island Journal, News from Indian Country, Environmental Law and Policy, and other forums. In the essays, LaDuke discusses ideas of traditional ecological knowledge or the culturally and spiritually based way in which indigenous peoples relate to their ecosystems. Subjects include akiing, the Anishinaabeg concept of land ownership, which emphasizes that we belong to the land rather than the land to us; the idea of natural law as the highest law; and the conflict between the indigenous or land-based worldview and the industrial or predator worldview. This collection will resonate with people interested in issues critical to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide. Recommended for all libraries. Sue Samson, Univ. of Montana Lib., Missoula (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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