The Allegany Senecas and Kinzua Dam: Forced Relocation through Two Generations is a study undertaken with the people of the Seneca Nation at Allegany about the impact of the Kinzua Dam. Planned flooding of Seneca lands occurred in the late 1960s with the completion of the dam and Seneca families were forced to move their homes and longhouse. The longitudinal study examines the psychological, social, economic, and cultural effects of the relocation on the Seneca families.
Teaching as Activism: Equity Meets Environmentalism is a collection of twenty essays by education scholars each commenting on environmentalism, activism, feminist science, and Indigenous knowledge as they challenge the current pedagogy and its legacies of colonialism, capitalism, and globalization. Each calls for an inclusive education for classrooms and communities that respect and incorporate Indigenous Knowledge, social justice, and environmental responsibility.
Since the 1800's, many European Americans have relied on Native Americans as models for their own national, racial, and gender identities. Displays of this impulse include world's fairs, fraternal organizations, and films such as Dances with Wolves. Shari M. Huhndorf uses cultural artifacts such as these to examine the phenomenon of "going native," showing its complex relations to social crises in the broader American societyùincluding those posed by the rise of industrial capitalism, the completion of the military conquest of Native America, and feminist and civil rights activism.
Indigenizing the Academy: Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities contains essays by leading Native scholars from diverse disciplines and communities offer uncompromising assessments of current scholarship on and by Indigenous peoples and the opportunities awaiting them in the Ivory Tower. The issues covered are vital and extensive, including how activism shapes the careers of Native academics; the response of academe and Native scholars to current issues and needs in Indian Country; and the problems of racism, territoriality, and ethnic fraud in academic hiring.
A Fatherly Eye: Indian Agents, Government Power, and Aboriginal Resistance in Ontario, 1918-1939 is a recent publication from Oxford University Press by historian Robin Jarvis Brownlie. The book, based on the author's doctoral dissertation, examines two Ojibwe communities in Ontario and their relationship with the local Indian Agents and the Department of Indian Affairs. The communities chosen are Parry Island (Wasauksing First Nation) in the Parry Sound Agency and Wikwemikong in the Manitowaning Agency on Manitoulin Island.
In Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism, Oklahoma Choctaw scholar Devon Abbott Mihesuah offers a frank and absorbing look at the complex, evolving identities of American Indigenous women today, their ongoing struggles against a centuries-old legacy of colonial disempowerment, and how they are seen and portrayed by themselves and others. Mihesuah first examines how American Indigenous women have been perceived and depicted by non-Natives, including scholars, and by themselves.
Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival is a collection of seventeen essays presents original and critical perspectives from writers, scholars and activists on issues that are pertinent to Aboriginal women and their communities in both rural and urban settings in Canada. Their contributions explore the critical issues facing Aboriginal women as they rebuild and revive their communities.
Dreaming The Dawn, Conversations With Native Artists and Activists is a collection of interviews with 12 Native American writers, artists, and political activists. The late E. K. Caldwell, herself an accomplished poet and musician, conducted the interviews from 1993 to 1997. Each interview is candid in its approach resulting in open and often personal exchanges between artists. Brief biographical sketches and photos accompany each interview.
Red Power is a classic documentary history of the American Indian activist movement. This landmark second edition considerably expands and updates the original, illustrating the development of American Indian political activism from the 1960s through the end of the twentieth century. Included in the fifty selections are influential statements by Indian organizations and congressional committees, the texts of significant laws, and the articulate voices of individuals such as Clyde Warrior, Vine Deloria Jr., Dennis Banks, Wilma Mankiller, Ada Deer, and Russell Means.