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“A lesson in how to practice recognizing the fundamental truth that every inch of the Americas is Indigenous territory” —Robert Warrior, from the Foreword

Many people learn about Indigenous politics only through the most controversial and confrontational news: the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, for instance, or the battle to protect Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, a site sacred to Native peoples. But most Indigenous activism remains unseen in the mainstream—and so, of course, does its significance. J. Kēhaulani Kauanui set out to change that with her radio program Indigenous Politics. Issue by issue, she interviewed people who talked candidly and in an engaging way about how settler colonialism depends on erasing Native peoples and about how Native peoples can and do resist. Collected here, these conversations speak with clear and compelling voices about a range of Indigenous politics that shape everyday life.

Land desecration, treaty rights, political status, cultural revitalization: these are among the themes taken up by a broad cross-section of interviewees from across the United States and from Canada, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Australia, and New Zealand. Some speak from the thick of political action, some from a historical perspective, others from the reaches of Indigenous culture near and far. Writers, like Comanche Paul Chaat Smith, author of Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong, expand on their work—about gaming and sovereignty, for example, or protecting Native graves, the reclamation of land, or the erasure of Indian identity. These conversations both inform and engage at a moment when their messages could not be more urgent.

Contributors: Jessie Little Doe Baird (Mashpee Wampanoag), Omar Barghouti, Lisa Brooks (Abenaki), Kathleen A. Brown-Pérez (Brothertown Indian Nation), Margaret “Marge” Bruchac (Abenaki), Jessica Cattelino, David Cornsilk (Cherokee Nation), Sarah Deer (Muskogee Creek Nation), Philip J. Deloria (Dakota), Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga Nation), Hone Harawira (Ngapuhi Nui Tonu), Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee), Rashid Khalidi, Winona LaDuke (White Earth Ojibwe), Maria LaHood, James Luna (Luiseño), Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Quandamooka), Chief Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba (Mohegan), Steven Newcomb (Shawnee/Lenape), Jean M. O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), Jonathan Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio (Kanaka Maoli), Steven Salaita, Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche), Circe Sturm (Mississippi Choctaw descendant), Margo Taméz (Lipan Apache), Chief Richard Velky (Schaghticoke), Patrick Wolfe. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title Page, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Robert Warrior
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: Indigenous Politics from Native New England and Beyond
  2. pp. xiii-xxx
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  1. Jessie Little Doe Baird on Reviving the Wampanoag Language
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. Omar Barghouti on the Ethics of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
  2. pp. 14-20
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  1. Lisa Brooks on the Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast
  2. pp. 21-34
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  1. Kathleen A. Brown-Pérez on Tribal Legitimacy in the Face of Termination
  2. pp. 35-50
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  1. Margaret Bruchac on Erasure and the Unintended Consequences of Repatriation Legislation
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. Jessica Cattelino on Indian Gaming, Renewed Self-Governance, and Economic Strength
  2. pp. 65-77
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  1. David Cornsilk on Freedman Citizenship Rights at Cherokee
  2. pp. 78-86
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  1. Sarah Deer on Native Women and Sexual Violence
  2. pp. 87-107
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  1. Philip J. Deloria on Genealogies of Activism and Scholarship
  2. pp. 108-122
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  1. Tonya Gonnella Frichner on Developing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  2. pp. 123-131
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  1. Hone Harawira on Maori Activism and Sovereignty
  2. pp. 132-145
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  1. Suzan Shown Harjo on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  2. pp. 146-156
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  1. Winona LaDuke on Environmental Activism
  2. pp. 157-170
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  1. Maria LaHood and Rashid Khalidi on Zionist Excavations at the Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem
  2. pp. 171-184
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  1. James Luna on the (Performance) Art of Irony
  2. pp. 185-197
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  1. Chief Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Lynn Malerba on Mohegan Tribal Resilience and Leadership
  2. pp. 198-213
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  1. Aileen Moreton-Robinson on Whiteness and Indigeneity in Australia
  2. pp. 214-224
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  1. Steven Newcomb on Decoding the Christian Doctrine of Discovery
  2. pp. 225-238
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  1. Jean M. O’Brien on Tracing the Origins of the Persistent Myth of the "Vanishing Indian"
  2. pp. 239-254
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  1. Jonathan Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio on a Hawaiian Land Case before the U.S. Supreme Court
  2. pp. 255-261
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  1. Steven Salaita on Colonization and Ethnic Cleansing in North America and Palestine
  2. pp. 262-267
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  1. Paul Chaat Smith on the Politics of Representation
  2. pp. 268-280
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  1. Circe Sturm on Cherokee Identity Politics and the Phenomenon of Racial Shifting
  2. pp. 281-292
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  1. Margo Tamez on Indigenous Resistance to the U.S.–Mexico Border Mall
  2. pp. 293-311
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  1. Chief Richard Velky on the Schaghticoke Struggle for Federal Recognition
  2. pp. 312-327
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  1. Robert Warrior on Intellectual Sovereignty and the Work of the Public Intellectual
  2. pp. 328-342
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  1. Patrick Wolfe on Settler Colonialism
  2. pp. 343-360
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 361-364
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 365-372
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781452957142
Related ISBN
9781517904784
MARC Record
OCLC
1033547171
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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