As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock

Category: Book
By (author): Gilio-Whitaker, Dina
Subject:  HISTORY / Native American
  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: April 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*The story of Native peoples' resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community's rich history of activism

Through the unique lens of "Indigenized environmental justice," Indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker 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. As Long As Grass Grows gives readers an accessible history of Indigenous resistance to government and corporate incursions on their lands and offers new approaches to environmental justice activism and policy.

Throughout 2016, the Standing Rock protest put a national spotlight on Indigenous activists, but it also underscored how little Americans know about the longtime historical tensions between Native peoples and the mainstream environmental movement. Ultimately, she argues, modern environmentalists must look to the history of Indigenous resistance for wisdom and inspiration in our common fight for a just and sustainable future.
Biographical NoteDina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is the policy director and a senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies and teaches American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos. She is the coauthor, with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, of "All the Real Indians Died Off" and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans. She lives in San Clemente, California.