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Peace, power, righteousness : an indigenous manifesto

Author: Gerald R Alfred
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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"Peace, Power, Righteousness is a political manifesto - a timely and inspiring essay that calls on the indigenous peoples of North America to move beyond their 500-year history of pain, loss, and colonization and make self-determination a reality. Taiaiake Alfred, a leading Kanien kehaka (Mohawk) scholar and activist, urges Native communities to return to their traditional political values to educate a new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald R Alfred
ISBN: 0195412168 9780195412161
OCLC Number: 40813805
Description: xxvi, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Thanksgiving --
First Words --
Peace. Native American Political Traditions. Native Political Elites --
Power. The Abuse of Power. Re-empowerment. 'Sovereignty' --
An Inappropriate Concept. Colonial Mentalities. Co-optation. Self-Conscious Traditionalism. Leadership. Responsibility --
Righteousness. Money. Modern Treaties: A Path to Assimilation? For the Youth: Towards a New Native Leadership.
Responsibility: Taiaiake Alfred.

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This book challenges the contemporary wisdom on Aboriginal governance. It argues that indigenous peoples must return to their political traditions and use these traditions to educate a new generation  Read more...

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"Alfred writes in an eloquent, straightforward style....This is must reading for those who ask what natives want and for those who aspire to lead us."--Globe and Mail

 
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