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By Winona LaDuke

ISBN-10: 0896085996

ISBN-13: 9780896085992

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

LaDuke's designated figuring out of local principles and other people is born from lengthy years of expertise, and her research is deepened with inspiring stories by means of 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 examining All Our Relations is gaining knowledge of the original voices of local humans, specifically local girls, conversing of their personal local truths."-Women's assessment of Books

"...as Winona LaDuke describes, in relocating and infrequently attractive prose, [these] misdeeds aren't far-off background yet are ongoing degradation of the adored 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, non secular, and ecological transformation. All Our Relations is key interpreting 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 experience of an Earth in chaos."-Whole Earth

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It is our j ob to follow the instructions that he has given us. If we don ' t do All O u r 40 Relation s our j ob, then we are going to get fired. If we don ' t fo l low our own ways, our laws and ceremonies, the Creator i s going to say that we are not doing our job and w i l l c l ear everyth ing and start all over again. -Danny Billie 34 Most of the traditional Seminoles are Panther Clan. In their way, the pan­ thers are saying the same thing as the traditional Seminoles. Let us be. Leave us alone.

J. Patrick L annan, the board chair of the Lannan Foundation, says the foundation's relationship with the Independent Traditional Seminoles inspire[s] us deeply in many ways . . In South Florida-the epitome of overdevelopment, mindlessness, and fast decisionmaking-the Inde­ pendent Traditional Seminoles live their lives based on values and ac­ tions that are in direct contrast to everything else around them. Their struggle to survive has been surrounded by a world bent on destruction. 44 A ll O u r Relatio n s I n spite o f everyth ing, they have continued their sacred ceremon ies of renewal and their caring relationships to land, water, animals, plants, and other human beings.

The traditional Seminoles and their attorneys at the Indian Law Resource Center, went to Congress to get an amendment added to the distribution bill to insure that the settlement money would not be forced on them. It began, how­ ever, almost 30 years earlier when, on March 1, 1954, George Osceola, Jimmie Billie, and Buffalo Tiger, representing the Seminole General Council, climbed the steps of the Capitol, carrying a large buckskin scroll. The Buckskin Declara­ tion was a formal petition to the president of the United States from the General Council of the traditional Seminoles .

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