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

By Winona LaDuke

This eagerly awaited non-fiction debut by means 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 realizing of local rules and other people is born from lengthy years of expertise, and her research is deepened with inspiring tales through neighborhood local activists sharing the fight for survival.

On each 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, religious, 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 interpreting All Our Relations is learning the original voices of local humans, specifically local girls, conversing of their personal local truths."-Women's evaluation of Books

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

"...a infrequent standpoint on local historical past 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 examining 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. robust voices of outdated, previous cultures bravely attempting to make experience of an Earth in chaos."-Whole Earth

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Government to 3D A ll O u r R ela l ions end its war against the Seminoles. Thee hundred Seminoles remained in the ? Florida swamps. The Land The Everglades begin at Lake Okeechobee, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the continental United States. The Everglades originally sloped 200 miles south in a natural drain system of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. This rich ecosystem of water, grasses, cypress, meadows, marshes, and waterways pro­ vides a haven for a wealth of life. Rare birds such as wood storks, whooping cranes, and American peregrine falcons, along with crocodiles and Florida pan­ thers, all fmd a refuge there.

In 1989, federal and state scientists discovered that freshwater fish in the Everglades had high levels of mercury, largely, they surmised, from the post-harvest burning of the cane fields . Raccoons, alligators, and panthers in the area are also IS contaminated with large amounts of mercury. High up on the food chain, the big cats and the big crocodiles are the first to go from pollution. In mid- 1 989, a Florida panther was found dead in the Everglades. Liver samples from the cat found 1 1 0 ppm of mercury, indicating that mercury poisoning may have been the cause of death.

The traditional Seminoles are clear that they do not want to go to the res­ ervation. They have never wanted to. "What's wrong with a reservation," Bobby Billie explains to me, A l l O u r Relat i o n s I can tel l you from what my e l ders t o l d me, w h e n I was grow i n g up. A reservati o n is c a l l e d a dead l a n d . A p l ac e of death . They put you in a cage and put a n u mber on you and keep an eye on you a l l the t i m e . They k i n d of l i k e put a s t r i n g on you and they te l l you w h a t to do and who to do it.

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