Analyzing the socially interventionist work of Indigenous women poets, playwrights, filmmakers, and fiction-writers, Violence Against Indigenous Women is organized as a series of case studies that pair literary interventions with recent sites of activism and policy critique.
Young Adult (grades 9-12)
This book documents the brutal history and contemporary reality of how has been, and continues to be, used against Native women by the federal government to create a cultural implosion of destruction for generations.
Andrea Smith reveals the connections between different forms of violence , perpetrated by the state and by society at large, and documents their impact on Native women.
A collection of essays by Indigenous women addressing disposession, removal, marginalization and other aspects of colonization from Indigenous perspectives.
Ation of essays and short stories highlighting the realities of life for contemporary Indigenous people, specifically women
Ward Churchill's first collection of essays on Indigenism (1985-1995) with a foreward by Howard Zinn.
An insightful exploration of the History of the Holocaust in North American and the phenomenon of denial . In this work he proposes
a realistic definition of the term Genocide and provides a coherent perspective on the brutal reality of the european colonozation of North Anerica.
In this book, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Indigenous North America's history and culture that have misinformed generations of Americans and contributed to the large-scale marginalization of Indigenous peoples all over Turtlr Island.
Kenneth Rosen’s haunting volume of poetry proves that the powerful and moving voice of Native Americans must be heard. More than two hundred poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope, representing twenty-four tribal affiliations, including, Sioux, Pawnee, Choctaw, Seminole, Laguna Pueblo, Cherokee, Anishinabe, Mohawk, Seneca, and Seminole. An Indian leader once asked a U.S. president: “What visions, under the white man’s way, are offered that will cause today’s children to want tomorrow to come?” In a sense, each poem in this volume is an attempt to confront and answer that very question.
The autiobiography of Jordin Tootoo, from Rankin Inlet, the first Inuit to ever play in the National Hockey League. Many will readily identify with his struggle against racism, alcoholism and poverty. The honesty of his story is both shocking and relatable and shares some important insight into what life for young Native Americans is too often like. For those non-native teachers who are wondering about what home life is like for some of our more challenging students this book may be a helpful read.