An Indigenous View of North America
Native peoples are at a crossroads. They possess the experience of sustainabilty based on years of observation and tradition. Yet they find their culture stereotyped and demeaned. Because indigenous peoples have the resources, lands and waters demanded by urban areas thousands of miles away, they are targeted by industrialism’s impulse to dominate nature.
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.