From Genocide to Resistance: The Next Five Hundred Years
For the indigenous peoples of this hemisphere the Columbian Quincentennial was not an occasion for cheering and parades. The arrival of the Italian-born, Spanish explorer initiated massive death and destruction. Yet native peoples survived and persevered. Today they offer a worldview that is singular and inspiring.
Winona LaDuke is a brilliant and articulate representative of indigenous perspectives. At the age of seventeen she spoke at the UN on behalf of Native Americans. She is a founding member of Women of All Red Nations and director of the Land Recovery Project on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. She was the 1996 and 2000 vice-presidential candidate of the Green Party, the first Native American to run for national office. She is the author of All Our Relations, Recovering the Sacred, The Militarization of Indian Country andThe Winona LaDuke Chronicles.