As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, a member of Colville Confederated Tribes, explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle or Indigenous environmental justice.
Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health, is edited by Devon Abbott Mihesuah, a Choctaw author and scholar; and Elizabeth Hoover, of Mohawk and Mi’kmaq ancestry. There is a foreword by Winona LaDuke, an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) member of the White Earth Nation, who is an environmentalist, economist, author, and prominent Native American activist working to restore and preserve indigenous cultures and lands.
In Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness, Devon A. Mihesuah, Choctaw author and scholar draws on the rich indigenous heritages of this continent to offer a helpful guide to a healthier life. Featuring an expanded array of tempting recipes of indigenous ingredients and practical advice about health, fitness, and becoming involved in the burgeoning indigenous food sovereignty movement. Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens features pointed discussions about the causes of the generally poor state of indigenous health today.