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As We Have Always Done : Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance - (Hardcover)

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Simpson, a member of the Michi Saagiig Nishinaabeg people, has a very simple wish for her great-grandchildren: indigeneous freedom. Two-hundred years ago her people, known as the salmon people, lived in an idyllic setting “at the mouth of the rivers” (michi saagiig)--surrounded by old-growth white pine forests and sacred places. Then, their land was stolen, and clear-cut, with sacred places eventually disappearing under concrete buildings at provincial tourist parks, their rice beds nearly destroyed by rising water levels from the Trent-Severn Waterway, boat traffic, and sewage from cottages, with the salmon and eels disappearing about a hundred years ago. The Indian Act brought residential schools, sanatoriums, child welfare, and, more recently, an education system that refuses to acknowledge their culture, knowledge, histories, and experiences. It was in this context that Simpson experienced the real urgency of the need for a resurgence. The Nishnaabeg word kobade refers to the link in the chain between generations, nations, states of being, individuals, great-grandparents and great-grandchildren. She cites the miracle of her life: the family chain that did whatever they could to ensure that she survived the past four hundred years of violence. In order for kobade to survive and flourish for the next four hundred years, her people need to join together in love, persistence, commitment, and co-resistance working toward a radical alternative present, which has the potential to create Nishinaabeg futures that categorically refuse and reject dispossession and settler colonialism and the violence of capitalism, hetero-patriarchy, white supremacy, and anti-blackness that maintains them. She cites her vision as a manifesto for those who are not afraid to let radical imagining move themselves out of domination in order to destroy the pillars of settle colonialism. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 312
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: Indigenous Americas
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
Author: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2017
TCIN: 52914502
UPC: 9781517903862
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-1508
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