As long as grass grows : the indigenous fight for environmental justice, from colonization to Standing Rock / Dina Gilio-Whitaker.
By: Gilio-Whitaker, Dina [author.]Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, Copyright date: �2019Description: xi, 212 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780807073780 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780807073797 (ebook)Other title: Indigenous fight for environmental justice, from colonization to Standing RockSubject(s): Indians of North America -- Social conditions | Environmental justice -- United States | Indian activists -- United States | Indians of North AmericaAdditional physical formats: Online version: As long as grass growsDDC classification: 970.004/97 LOC classification: E98.S67 | G55 2019Online Resources: EBSCO eBook
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-199) and index.
The story of Native peoples' resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community's rich history of activism. Through the unique lens of “Indigenized environmental justice,” Indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle. As Long As Grass Grows gives readers an accessible history of Indigenous resistance to government and corporate incursions on their lands and offers new approaches to environmental justice activism and policy. Throughout 2016, the Standing Rock protest put a national spotlight on Indigenous activists, but it also underscored how little Americans know about the long time historical tensions between Native peoples and the mainstream environmental movement. Ultimately, she argues, modern environmentalists must look to the history of Indigenous resistance for wisdom and inspiration in our common fight for a just and sustainable future.
"Interrogating the concept of environmental justice in the U.S. as it relates to Indigenous peoples, this book argues that a different framework must apply compared to other marginalized communities, while it also attends to the colonial history and structure of the U.S. and ways Indigenous peoples continue to resist, and ways the mainstream environmental movement has been an impediment to effective organizing and allyship"--
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2021.
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