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Autumn 2015

Return to the Native – Inside the Indigenous Movement of Resistance & Restoration
volume 30 no 3
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From the Editor

This special issue of Earth Island Journal is not a how-to manual, nor is it a warning message or a self-help treatise – though it includes all of those elements and more. It is, simply, a message from Indigenous communities meant to spark a conversation about what the dominant culture can learn from the world’s Indigenous cultures. For some of you, the words inside will be lessons that wake you up; for others, the articles here will be reminders, like a splash of water to the face.

You will be reminded, for example, …more


Of Water, Starlight & Raspberries
A letter from the banks of Wounded Knee Creek
Honor the Treaties, Protect the Earth
The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign and the Demand for Sovereignty
The Thunderbirds Versus The Black Snake
On Anishinaabe Akiing, an epic battle against oil pipelines is underway.
Feedback: Letters and Emails
Talking Points: Local News from All Over
Digging Deeper: It’s Alive! The Amazing World of Soil
Earth Island Reports: Stand Up for Sacred Ground
Sacred Land Film Project
Earth Island Reports: Meet the 16th Annual Brower Youth Award Winners
New Leaders Initiative
The Thin Red Line
Across North America, Indigenous communities are often on the frontlines of efforts to halt extreme energy projects, massive mines, and other ill-conceived “development” projects. Here are just some of the fights currently underway.
Conversation: Oren Lyons, Onondaga
Conversation: Franco Viteri, Kichwa
1,000 Words: Modern Americans
Will Wilson
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Stories: The Heart of Everything That Is
Notes from Lakota Country
Stories: A Native View
On the Indigenous Perspective
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Ke Kuanaʻike ʻŌiwi
In Hawaiian
Conversation: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Kankanaey Igorot
Stories: Revitalizing Native Foodways
Stories: A Tribal National Park Rises in Canada
Stories: “Luck Has Nothing to Do with It”
The Haida Gwaii Lesson
Stories: Renewing Relatives
One tribe's efforts to bring back an ancient fish
Stories: Indigenous Migrant Farmworkers Demand Change in the Fields
From Baja California to Washington State
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Conversation: Tony Skrelunas, Diné
In Review: A Crush Course on Old Ways
The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest
by David Roberts
W.W. Norton & Company, 2015, 327 pages
In Review: Beauty in the Ear of the Beholder
Voices of the Wild: Animal Songs, Human Din, and the Call to Save Natural Soundscapes
by Bernie Krause
Yale University Press, 2014, 166 pages

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World
by Trevor Cox
WW Norton & Co, 2014, 331 pages
Voices: The Radiant Life With Animals



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