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Peace, Power, Righteousness An Indigenous Manifesto

ISBN-10: 0195430514
ISBN-13: 9780195430516
Edition: 2nd 2008
Authors: Taiaiake Alfred
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Description: This manifesto calls for the indigenous peoples of North America to move beyond their 500-year history of pain, loss, and colonization, and move forward to the reality of self-determination. It includes examples of indigenous-state relations as well  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

This manifesto calls for the indigenous peoples of North America to move beyond their 500-year history of pain, loss, and colonization, and move forward to the reality of self-determination. It includes examples of indigenous-state relations as well as court cases and evaluations of key negotiations over land.

Taiaiake Alfred is from Kahnaw�ke in the Mohawk Nation. He is a scholar and journalist known for his passionate and incisive views on politics, a respected orator, and a trusted advisor to many First Nations governments and community organizations. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and is a Professor in the University of Victoria's Indigenous Governance Programs. Taiaiake is the author of two previous books, Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors and Peace, Power, Righteousness.

Thanksgiving
Preface to the Second Edition
First Words
A Note on Terminology
Peace
Native American Political Traditions
Native Political Elites
Power
The Abuse of Power
Re-empowerment
Sovereingnty: An Inappropriate Concept
Colonial Mentalities
Co-optation
Self-Conscious Traditionalism
Leadership
Responsibility
Righteousness
Money
Modern Treaties: A Path to Assimilation?
For the Youth: Toward a New Native Leadership
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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