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Defending mother earth : Native American perspectives on environmental justice

Author: Jace Weaver
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 1996.
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Defending Mother Earth brings together important Native voices to address urgent issues of environmental devastation as they affect the indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. The essays document a range of ecological disasters, including the devastating effects of mining, water pollution, nuclear power facilities, and toxic waste dumps. In an expression of "environmental racism," such hazards are commonly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Defending mother earth.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 1996
(OCoLC)605713890
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jace Weaver
ISBN: 1570750963 9781570750960
OCLC Number: 34690646
Description: xvii, 205 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The struggle for our homes : Indian and White values and tribal lands / Donald L. Fixico --
Our homes are not dumps : creating nuclear-free zones / Grace Thorpe --
Custer rides again--this time on the Exxon Valdez : mining issues in Wisconsin / Justine Smith --
A legacy of maldevelopment : environmental devastation in the Arctic / Norma Kassi --
Beyond the water line / Phyllis Young --
Family closeness : will James Bay be only a memory for my grandchildren? / Margaret Sam-Cromarty --
Triangulated power and the environment : tribes, the federal government, and the states / Jace Weaver --
Malthusian orthodoxy and the myth of ZPG : population control as racism / Andrea Smith --
TEK wars : first nations' struggles for environmental planning / Duane Good Striker --
An American Indian theological response to ecojustice / George E. Tinker --
Where do we go from here? / Thom White Wolf Fassett.
Responsibility: edited by Jace Weaver.

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Defending Mother Earth brings together important Native voices to address urgent issues of environmental devastation as they affect the indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. The essays document a range of ecological disasters, including the devastating effects of mining, water pollution, nuclear power facilities, and toxic waste dumps. In an expression of "environmental racism," such hazards are commonly located on or near Indian lands. Many of the authors included in Defending Mother Earth are engaged in struggles to resist these dangers. As their essays consistently demonstrate, these struggles are intimately tied to the assertion of Indian sovereignty and the affirmation of Native culture: the Earth is, indeed, Mother to these nations. In his concluding theological reflection, George Tinker argues that the affirmation of Indian spiritual values, especially the attitude toward the Earth, may hold out a key to the survival of the planet and all its peoples.

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