Navajo Sovereignty

Author: Lloyd L. Lee
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816534081
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"A call for the rethinking Navajo sovereignty in a way more rooted in Navajo beliefs, culture, and values"--Provided by publisher.

Guided By The Mountains

Author: Michael Lerma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190639877
Size: 14.87 MB
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What do traditional Indigenous institutions of governance offer to our understanding of the contemporary challenges faced by the Navajo Nation today and tomorrow? Guided by the Mountains looks at the tensions between Indigenous political philosophy and the challenges faced by Indigenous nations in building political institutions that address contemporary problems and enact "good governance." Specifically, it looks at Navajo, or Diné, political thought, focusing on traditional Diné institutions that offer "a new (old) understanding of contemporary governance challenges" facing the Navajo Nation. Arguing not only for the existence but also the persistence of traditional Navajo political thought and policy, Guided by the Mountains asserts that "traditional" Indigenous philosophy provides a model for creating effective governance institutions that address current issues faced by Indigenous nations. Incorporating both visual interpretations and narrative accounts of traditional and contemporary Diné institutions of government from Diné philosophers, the book is the first to represent Indigenous philosophy as the foundation behind traditional and contemporary governance. It also explains how Diné governance institutions operated during Pre-Contact and Post-Contact times. This path-breaking book stands as the first-time normative account of Diné philosophy.

Din Perspectives

Author: Lloyd Lance Lee
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816530922
Size: 14.51 MB
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"The contributors to this pathbreaking book, both scholars and community members, are Navajo (Dinâe) people who are coming to personal terms with the complex matrix of Dinâe culture. Their contributions exemplify how Indigenous peoples are creatively applying tools of decolonization and critical research to re-create Indigenous thought and culture for contemporary times"--

American Indian Sovereignty And The U S Supreme Court

Author: David E. Wilkins
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292791097
Size: 12.48 MB
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Himself a Lumbee Indian and political scientist, David E. Wilkins charts the "fall in our democratic faith" through fifteen landmark cases in which the Supreme Court significantly curtailed Indian rights. These case studies--and their implications for all minority groups--are important and timely in the context of American government re-examining and redefining itself.

Red Pedagogy

Author: Sandy Grande
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742518299
Size: 18.62 MB
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This ground-breaking text explores the intersection between dominant modes of critical educational theory and the socio-political landscape of American Indian education. The proposed new Red Pedagogy is an insurgent but poetic vision for education, one that is dedicated to the principles of sovereignty, emancipation and equity-for all human beings and the rest of nature.

In The Spirit Of Crazy Horse

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101663172
Size: 14.75 MB
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An “indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise On a hot June morning in 1975, a desperate shoot-out between FBI agents and Native Americans near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, left an Indian and two federal agents dead. Four members of the American Indian Movement were indicted on murder charges, and one, Leonard Peltier, was convicted and is now serving consecutive life sentences in a federal penitentiary. Behind this violent chain of events lie issues of great complexity and profound historical resonance, brilliantly explicated by Peter Matthiessen in this controversial book. Kept off the shelves for eight years because of one of the most protracted and bitterly fought legal cases in publishing history, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse reveals the Lakota tribe’s long struggle with the U.S. government, and makes clear why the traditional Indian concept of the earth is so important at a time when increasing populations are destroying the precious resources of our world.

The Nations Within

Author: Vine Deloria
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292715986
Size: 17.37 MB
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Traces relations between American Indians and early settlers and analyzes government policy