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The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Elizabeth Hoover takes us deep into Akwesasne—an indigenous community in upstate New York—the remarkable community that partnered with scientists and developed grassroots programs to fight the ... More


Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World

Soren C. Larsen and Jay T. Johnson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902216
eISBN:
9781452958729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902216.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Being Together in Place explores the landscapes that convene Native and non-Native people into sustained and difficult negotiations over their radically different interests. Using ethnographic ... More


Toward an Indigenous Jurisprudence of Rape

Sarah Deer

in The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696314
eISBN:
9781452952338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter eight brings reform from the federal level back to the scale of individual tribal nations. It explores indigenous philosophical foundations for responding to rape. As contemporary tribal ... More


The Trouble with Peacemaking: False Dichotomies and the Politics of Restorative Justice

Sarah Deer

in The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696314
eISBN:
9781452952338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

After examining the potential foundation for indigenous theories of rape, this chapter critiques some purported “indigenous” responses to rape. This chapter in particular notes that an oversimplistic ... More


Two-Spirit Futures

Lisa Tatonetti

in The Queerness of Native American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692781
eISBN:
9781452949642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692781.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This concluding chapter answers the question of what can be gained by considering “the queerness” of Native American literature. Queering Indigenous literary history and engaging specifically queer ... More


Nations and Nationalism since 1492

Scott Richard Lyons

in X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666768
eISBN:
9781452946856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666768.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the idea of an Indian nation as well as the nationalism that always produces that idea. It first considers new theories of decolonization and new nationalisms that address both ... More


Resignations

Scott Richard Lyons

in X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666768
eISBN:
9781452946856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666768.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter explores the prospects of indigenous citizenship as a force to be reckoned with in modern times. In particular, it considers the concept of resignation and one of its meanings—“to sign ... More


Dreadful Armies: Indigenistas and Other Criminals in Todd Downing’s Detective Novels

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter recounts Todd Downing’s travel in a postrevolutionary Mexico that was in the process of incorporating indigeneity into a unified national identity. In eight of the ten novels that ... More


¡Indian Territory!: Lynn Riggs’s Indigenous Geographies

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines Cherokee dramatist Rollie Lynn Riggs’ Mexico plays, in which he imagines the dramatic geographies of the many Indian territories of the United States and Mexico. These ... More


Environmental Justice, Political Ecology, and the Three Bodies of a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The first chapter introduces the Superfund process, and describes how concepts and theories around environmental justice and political ecology need to be framed with an understanding of settler ... More


Driving Tour through the Political and Environmental History of Akwesasne

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 1 lays out the history of this community in the context of a driving tour, using landmarks along the main thoroughfare to discuss relevant points in Akwesasne’s history to illustrate the ... More


Environmental Contamination, Health Studies, and Mitigation Politics

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Drawing from interviews, archival materials, public meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings, the second chapter documents the history of the discovery of, and efforts to remediate environmental ... More


“We’re Not Going to Be Guinea Pigs”: Lessons from Community-Based Participatory Research

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Rooted in interview material with scientists, field workers and study participants, as well as the literatures of citizen science, CBPR, and study report-back, the third chapter discusses the ... More


Contamination, Convenience, and a Changing Food Culture

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Prior to the discovery of contamination in the river, Akwesasne relied on fishing and farming to sustain food needs and the local economy. The fourth chapter focuses on changes in food culture in ... More


PCBs and Thrifty Genes: Broadening the Scope of Illness Explanation

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The fifth chapter explores the ways in which Akwesasne community members conceptualize the environmental, social, and physiological origins of diabetes, placing the blame not just on individual ... More


Highlighting Resilience: Individual, Social, and Political Resurgence and Survivance

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The book’s conclusion highlights how Akwesasro:non suggestions for ways to improve environmental health research and health care can be framed through a model of three bodies: the individual, social, ... More


Being-together-in-place

Soren C. Larsen, Jay T. Johnson, and Daniel R. Wildcat

in Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902216
eISBN:
9781452958729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902216.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

On the postcolonial landscapes of contemporary settler states, place is guiding Indigenous peoples, settler-descended peoples, and nonhumans into a new dialogue, moving humanity toward an ... More


Pathways of Coexistence

Soren C. Larsen, Jay T. Johnson, and Daniel R. Wildcat

in Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902216
eISBN:
9781452958729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902216.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Coming to the defence of the Nechako River, Cheslatta and settler-descended people were brought into the “cacophonies” of place-based activism and projects, which is explored using the grounded ... More


Ceremony Is Protest, Protest Is Ceremony

Soren C. Larsen, Jay T. Johnson, and Daniel R. Wildcat

in Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902216
eISBN:
9781452958729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902216.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

At the Wakarusa Wetlands, decades of activism against a proposed four-lane trafficway, now under construction, have blurred the lines between ceremony and protest, turning one into the other in a ... More


Reciprocal Guardianship

Soren C. Larsen, Jay T. Johnson, and Daniel R. Wildcat

in Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902216
eISBN:
9781452958729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902216.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Activism in defence of the Wakarusa Wetlands fostered educational relationships with place that ultimately grew into a sacred relationship we describe as a “reciprocal guardianship” among humans, ... More


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