This remarkable collection of essays by leading Indigenous scholars focuses on the themes of freedom, liberation and Indigenous resurgence as they relate to the land. They analyze treaties, political culture, governance, environmental issues, economy, and radical social movements from an anti-colonial Indigenous perspective in a Canadian context.
Editor Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Nishnaabekwe) has solicited Indigenous writers that place Indigenous freedom as their highest political goal, while turning to the knowledge, traditions, and culture of specific Indigenous nations to achieve that goal. The authors offer frank and political analysis and commentary of the kind not normally found in mainstream books, journals, and magazines.
Part of our Indigenous Collection.
|Subject||Social Science/Ethnic Studies/Native American Studies|
|Pages||232 pp (Paper)|
|Dimensions||5.5″ × 8.5″ × 0.5″|
Scott Neigh, in A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land writes:
This book is a collection of essays mostly by young indigenous scholars from nations across Turtle Island. They draw from and contribute to a particular vision of resurgence and decolonization. This vision, at least as I understand it, focuses on the importance of indigenous people and nations revitalizing the land-people-language-tradition nexus—and it is key that these are seen as inseparable—as a basis for strengthening their capacity to persist, to resist, and to transcend the colonial domination they have faced for over five centuries.
John W. Friesen, in Canadian Ethnic Studies writes:
…it should still be catalogued in every provincial and university library. The publication of this book clearly accentuates that there exists in the Native community an active and articulate group of writers who will continue to press ahead with the First Nations agenda.
Ursula Pflug, in The Niagra Falls Review writes:
This important book will appeal to readers of both local and national Canadian history as well as to those with an interest in sustainability. Both subjects are presented from an Indigenous perspective still largely missing from mainstream publications. Activists involved in environmental and First Nations causes will find much to learn from and be inspired by.
- Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on Grassy Narrows for the CBC
News July 31st 2014
- RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award Leanne Simpson on the significance of storytelling
Interview June 20th 2014
- Shelagh Roger’s extended conversation with Thomas King and Leanne Simpson
Audio January 28th 2014