Native Women Changing Their Worlds Book

Native Women Changing Their Worlds


  • Author : Patricia Cutright
  • Publisher : 7th Generation
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 1939053323

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Native Women Changing Their Worlds Excerpt :

Biographies of Native American women who are working for change in their communities.

Native Women Changing Their Worlds Book

Native Women Changing Their Worlds


  • Author : Patricia J. Cutright
  • Publisher : 7th Generation
  • Release Date : 2022-06-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939053541

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Native Women Changing Their Worlds Excerpt :

Native women have filled their communities with strength and leadership, both historically and as modern-day warriors. The twelve Indigenous women featured in this book overcame unimaginable hardships––racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty––only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism. Such determination and courage reflect the essence of the traditional Cheyenne saying: “A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.” The impressive accomplishments of these twelve dynamic women provide inspiration for all. B/W photos. Featured individuals: Ashley Callingbull Burnham (Enoch Cree Nation) Henrietta Mann, PhD (Southern Cheyenne) Ruth Anna Buffalo (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation) Elouise Pepion Cobell (Blackfeet) Loriene Roy, PhD (Anishinabe, White Earth Reservation) Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk Nation) Roberta Jamieson (Kanyenkehaka, Six Nations-Grand River Territory) Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna) Elsie Marie Knott (Mississauga Ojibwe) Mary Golda Ross (Cherokee ) Heather Dawn Thompson (Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Emily Washines (Yakama Nation with Cree and Skokomish lineage).

Hearts of Our People Book

Hearts of Our People


  • Author : Jill Ahlberg Yohe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-05-17
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0295745797

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Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists explores the artistic achievements of Native women and establishes their rightful place in the art world. This landmark book includes works of art from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork to video and digital arts. It showcases artists from more than seventy-five Indigenous tribes to reveal the ingenuity and innovation that have always been foundational to the art of Native women. Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Hearts of Our People accompanies the first major exhibition of artwork by Native women, presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, honoring the achievements of over 115 artists from the United States and Canada spanning over 1,000 years. Their triumphs--from pottery, textiles, and painting, to photographic portraits, to a gleaming El Camino--show astonishing innovation and technical mastery. Beautifully illustrated and enriched by the personal reflections, historical research, and artistic insights of leading scholars and artists in the field, Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists pays tribute to the vital role and creative force of Native women artists, now and throughout time.

100   Native American Women Who Changed the World Book

100 Native American Women Who Changed the World


  • Author : Kb Schaller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1614932166

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100 Native American Women Who Changed the World Excerpt :

Warriors, educators, and aerospace pioneer, a Catholic saint...100 + Native American Women Who Changed the World is a stellar collection of historical and contemporary women of Indigenous heritage who have contributed to the survival and success of their families, communities-and he United States of America. ..".a well-researched and comprehensive representation of our Indigenous mothers, sisters, daughters and friends." - LaDonna Harris (Comanche), President and Founder, Americas for Indian Opportunity

 NotYourPrincess Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

NotYourPrincess


  • Author : Lisa Charleyboy
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554519590

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Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.

The Beginning and End of Rape Book

The Beginning and End of Rape


  • Author : Sarah Deer
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452945736

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The Beginning and End of Rape Excerpt :

Winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award Despite what major media sources say, violence against Native women is not an epidemic. An epidemic is biological and blameless. Violence against Native women is historical and political, bounded by oppression and colonial violence. This book, like all of Sarah Deer’s work, is aimed at engaging the problem head-on—and ending it. The Beginning and End of Rape collects and expands the powerful writings in which Deer, who played a crucial role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, has advocated for cultural and legal reforms to protect Native women from endemic sexual violence and abuse. Deer provides a clear historical overview of rape and sex trafficking in North America, paying particular attention to the gendered legacy of colonialism in tribal nations—a truth largely overlooked or minimized by Native and non-Native observers. She faces this legacy directly, articulating strategies for Native communities and tribal nations seeking redress. In a damning critique of federal law that has accommodated rape by destroying tribal legal systems, she describes how tribal self-determination efforts of the twenty-first century can be leveraged to eradicate violence against women. Her work bridges the gap between Indian law and feminist thinking by explaining how intersectional approaches are vital to addressing the rape of Native women. Grounded in historical, cultural, and legal realities, both Native and non-Native, these essays point to the possibility of actual and positive change in a world where Native women are systematically undervalued, left unprotected, and hurt. Deer draws on her extensive experiences in advocacy and activism to present specific, practical recommendations and plans of action for making the world safer for all.

Winona Laduke Book

Winona Laduke


  • Author : Michael Silverstone
  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Environmental protection
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1558612610

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Winona Laduke Excerpt :

A compelling look at a national leader in the struggle to restore Native American lands.

Men as Women  Women as Men Book

Men as Women Women as Men


  • Author : Sabine Lang
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292777958

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Men as Women Women as Men Excerpt :

As contemporary Native and non-Native Americans explore various forms of "gender bending" and gay and lesbian identities, interest has grown in "berdaches," the womanly men and manly women who existed in many Native American tribal cultures. Yet attempts to find current role models in these historical figures sometimes distort and oversimplify the historical realities. This book provides an objective, comprehensive study of Native American women-men and men-women across many tribal cultures and an extended time span. Sabine Lang explores such topics as their religious and secular roles; the relation of the roles of women-men and men-women to the roles of women and men in their respective societies; the ways in which gender-role change was carried out, legitimized, and explained in Native American cultures; the widely differing attitudes toward women-men and men-women in tribal cultures; and the role of these figures in Native mythology. Lang's findings challenge the apparent gender equality of the "berdache" institution, as well as the supposed universality of concepts such as homosexuality.

The New Queer Conscience Book

The New Queer Conscience


  • Author : Adam Eli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593093696

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A 2021 Sydney Taylor Notable Book "The new manifesto for how we as queer people could and should navigate the world. It's the holding hand I never had--but wish I did."--Troye Sivan, Golden Globe nominated-singer, songwriter, and actor "With the persistence of queerphobia all around the world, this book is absolutely necessary, even vital."--Édouard Louis, internationally bestselling author of History of Violence "To Eli's credit, all of the rules are rooted in considerations of conscience and kindness and, if observed, will make a better world--as will this book."--Booklist, starred review "A must-read that highlights the importance of radical empathy, community building, and solidarity."--School Library Journal, starred review In The New Queer Conscience, LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli argues the urgent need for queer responsibility -- that queers anywhere are responsible for queers everywhere. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, The New Queer Conscience, Voices4 Founder and LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli offers a candid and compassionate introduction to queer responsibility. Eli calls on his Jewish faith to underline how kindness and support within the queer community can lead to a stronger global consciousness. More importantly, he reassures us that we're not alone. In fact, we never were. Because if you mess with one queer, you mess with us all.

Notable Native People Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Notable Native People


  • Author : Adrienne Keene
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984857958

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An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, from NBA star Kyrie Irving of the Standing Rock Lakota to Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation Celebrate the lives, stories, and contributions of Indigenous artists, activists, scientists, athletes, and other changemakers in this beautifully illustrated collection. From luminaries of the past, like nineteenth-century sculptor Edmonia Lewis—the first Black and Native American female artist to achieve international fame—to contemporary figures like linguist jessie little doe baird, who revived the Wampanoag language, Notable Native People highlights the vital impact Indigenous dreamers and leaders have made on the world. This powerful and informative collection also offers accessible primers on important Indigenous issues, from the legacy of colonialism and cultural appropriation to food sovereignty, land and water rights, and more. An indispensable read for people of all backgrounds seeking to learn about Native American heritage, histories, and cultures, Notable Native People will educate and inspire readers of all ages.

The Right to Be Cold Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Right to Be Cold


  • Author : Sheila Watt-Cloutier
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452957173

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A “courageous and revelatory memoir” (Naomi Klein) chronicling the life of the leading Indigenous climate change, cultural, and human rights advocate For the first ten years of her life, Sheila Watt-Cloutier traveled only by dog team. Today there are more snow machines than dogs in her native Nunavik, a region that is part of the homeland of the Inuit in Canada. In Inuktitut, the language of Inuit, the elders say that the weather is Uggianaqtuq—behaving in strange and unexpected ways. The Right to Be Cold is Watt-Cloutier’s memoir of growing up in the Arctic reaches of Quebec during these unsettling times. It is the story of an Inuk woman finding her place in the world, only to find her native land giving way to the inexorable warming of the planet. She decides to take a stand against its destruction. The Right to Be Cold is the human story of life on the front lines of climate change, told by a woman who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Indigenous environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world. Raised by a single mother and grandmother in the small community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Watt-Cloutier describes life in the traditional ice-based hunting culture of an Inuit community and reveals how Indigenous life, human rights, and the threat of climate change are inextricably linked. Colonialism intervened in this world and in her life in often violent ways, and she traces her path from Nunavik to Nova Scotia (where she was sent at the age of ten to live with a family that was not her own); to a residential school in Churchill, Manitoba; and back to her hometown to work as an interpreter and student counselor. The Right to Be Cold is at once the intimate coming-of-age story of a remarkable woman, a deeply informed look at the life and culture of an Indigenous community reeling from a colonial history and now threatened by climate change, and a stirring account of an activist’s powerful efforts to safeguard Inuit

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee


  • Author : David Treuer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698160811

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FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, Hudson Booksellers, The New York Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait... Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping history—and counter-narrative—of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American history—as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee—has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear—and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence—the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myt

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Book
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee


  • Author : Dee Brown
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453274149

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Excerpt :

The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Braiding Sweetgrass Book
Score: 4.5
From 32 Ratings

Braiding Sweetgrass


  • Author : Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • Release Date : 2013-09-16
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571318718

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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Safety for Native Women  VAWA and American Indian Tribes Book

Safety for Native Women VAWA and American Indian Tribes


  • Author : Jacqueline Agtuca
  • Publisher : National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9781500918514

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Safety for Native Women VAWA and American Indian Tribes Excerpt :

A powerful presentation of the impact of colonization of American Indian tribes on the safety of Native American women and the changes to address such violence under the Violence Against Women Act. This essential reading reviews through the voices and experiences of Native women the systemic reforms under the Act to remove barriers to justice and their safety. It places the historic changes witnessed over the last twenty years under the Act in the context of the tribal grassroots movement for safety of Native women. Legal practitioners, students and social justice advocates will find this book a powerful and inspirational resource to creating a more just, humane, and safer world.