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.
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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. She is the author of All Our Relations, Recovering the Sacred, The Militarization of Indian Country, and The Winona LaDuke Chronicles.