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By Winona LaDuke

ISBN-10: 0896085996

ISBN-13: 9780896085992

This eagerly awaited non-fiction debut via acclaimed local environmental activist Winona LaDuke is a considerate and in-depth account of local resistance to environmental and cultural degradation.

LaDuke's specified realizing of local principles and other people is born from lengthy years of expertise, and her research is deepened with inspiring stories through neighborhood local activists sharing the fight for survival.

On every one web page of this quantity, LaDuke speaks forcefully for self-determination and group. Hers is a gorgeous and bold imaginative and prescient of political, non secular, and ecological transformation.

All Our Relations good points chapters at the Seminoles, the Anishinaabeg, the Innu, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Mohawks, between others.

"One of the pleasures of examining All Our Relations is studying the original voices of local humans, in particular local ladies, conversing of their personal local truths."-Women's assessment of Books

"...as Winona LaDuke describes, in relocating and sometimes appealing prose, [these] misdeeds should not far away background yet are ongoing degradation of the adored lands of local Americans."-Public Citizen News

"...a infrequent viewpoint on local heritage and culture."-Sister to Sister/S2S

"Hers is a gorgeous and bold imaginative and prescient of political, non secular, and ecological transformation. All Our Relations is vital analyzing for everybody who cares concerning the destiny of the Earth and indigenous peoples."-Winds of Change

"No ragtag remnants of misplaced cultures right here. powerful voices of previous, outdated cultures bravely attempting to make experience of an Earth in chaos."-Whole Earth

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Because the Everglades function like kidneys, most of the toxins that are in the larger ecosystem end up in the Everglades eventually. More pollution and less Everglades means less filtering, and the system becomes a toxic sink. In 1989, federal and state scientists discovered that freshwater fish in the Everglades had high levels of mercury, largely, they surmised, from the post-harvest burning of the cane fields . Raccoons, alligators, and panthers in the area are also IS contaminated with large amounts of mercury.

Lucie canal. TIrrough the years, the canals have been enlarged and interconnected into a vast network, and even the once-meandering beauty of the Kissimme e and Caloosahatchee Rivers has been lost to dredges and straight-line engineering. Today, the movement of water through the Everglades is entirely unnatural, and the Everglades are considered one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet. 12 As 1 06-year-old Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, longtime Everglades advocate explains, The lake ' s entire southern rim was diked by a high levee, so that the only outlets were the canals, all fitted with gates to control the waters in an effort to put man, not nature, in charge of the Everglades.

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