It's All about the Land : Collected Talks and Interviews on Indigenous Resurgence

SKU: 9781487552831

Taiaiake Alfred
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Aevo UTP, University of Toronto Press
Copyright Date:

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Kahnawà:ke Mohawk activist and scholar Taiaiake Alfred explains how the Canadian government’s reconciliation agenda is a new form of colonization that is also guaranteed to fail. Illuminating the First Nations struggles against the Canadian state, It’s All about the Land exposes how racism underpins and shapes Indigenous-settler relationships.

Bringing together Alfred’s speeches and interviews from over the past two decades, the book shows that Indigenous peoples across the world face a stark choice: reconnect with their authentic cultures and values or continue following a slow road to annihilation. Alfred proposes a radical vision for contesting and confronting the ongoing genocide of the original peoples of this land: Indigenous Resurgence. This way of thinking, being, and practising represents an authentic politics that roots resistance in the Spirit, Knowledge, and Laws of the Ancestors.

Set against the historic arc of Indigenous-settler relations in Canada and drawing on the rich heritage of First Nations resistance movements, It’s All about the Land traces the evolution of Indigenous struggle and liberation through the dynamic processes of oratory, dialogue, action, and reflection.

Edited and with an Introduction by Ann Rogers. Foreword by Pamela Palmater. This book contains 11 b&w illustrations.

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