Native America: All Our Relations
The United States is the wealthiest and most powerful nation on the planet. It has been responsible for great acts of compassion and for supporting despots for their perceived temporary value. It has left a trail of broken treaties at home and abroad. The wealth gap increases as workers are exploited and left unemployed, with looted retirement funds and without access to health care. The U.S. spends billions annually for military aid around the world while its aging schools and inner cities crumble. Its vast natural resources, as well as those of the rest of the world, are indiscriminately used, leaving the earth heavily polluted. The time is right for more great acts of compassion.
Recorded at the University of New Mexico.
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.