How we go home Voices from indigenous North America

Book - 2020

"In myriad ways, each narrator's life has been shaped by loss, injustice, and resilience--and by the struggle of how to share space with settler nations whose essential aim is to take all that is Indigenous. Hear from Jasilyn Charger, one of the first five people to set up camp at Standing Rock, which kickstarted a movement of Water Protectors that roused the world; Gladys Radek, a survivor of sexual violence whose niece disappeared along Canada's Highway of Tears, who became a f...amily advocate for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; and Marian Naranjo, herself the subject of a secret radiation test while in high school, who went on to drive Santa Clara Pueblo toward compiling an environmental impact statement on the consequences of living next to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Theirs are stories shaped by loss, injustice, resilience, and the struggle to share space with settler nations." -- Amazon.com.

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Series
Voice of witness (Chicago, Ill.)
Subjects
Genres
Essays
Biographies
Published
Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books [2020]
Language
English
Physical Description
323 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781642592719
1642592714
9781642594089
1642594083
Other Authors
Greg Ballenger (illustrator)
  • Terrace, Gitxsan / Wet'suwet'en First Nations /
  • Gladys Radek
  • Cheyenne River Sioux /
  • Jasilyn Charger
  • Rosebud Lakota /
  • Wizipan Little Elk
  • Snuneymuxw First Nation /
  • Geraldine Manson
  • New York City, Lipan Apache / Ysleta del Sur Pueblo /
  • Robert Ornelas
  • Fort Mojave Indian Tribe /
  • Ashley Hemmers
  • Selkirk, Metis/Salteaux /
  • Ervin Chartrand
  • Winnipeg, Peguis First Nation /
  • James Favel
  • Santa Clara Pueblo /
  • Marian Naranjo
  • Tsartlip First Nation /
  • Blaine Wilson
  • Winnipeg, Metis/Ojibwe/Salteaux /
  • Althea Guiboche
  • Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk/Tuscarora /
  • Vera Styres
  • The Trail of Broken Promises: US and Canadian Treaties with First Nations
  • "Indigenous Perspectives on Historical Trauma": An Interview with Johnna James
  • Indigenous Resurgence.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Aiming to make oral history more accessible, Sinclair (coeditor, Robert Rauschenberg) partnered with the non-profit Voice of Witnes to collect the stories of Indigenous people in the United States and Canada. Though each interview has a distinct focus, the legacy of residential and boarding schools looms large, as does the number of Indigenous people who spent part of their childhood in the foster care system. Sharing knowledge and insight are Glady Radek, Gitxsan/Wet'suwet'en First Nations, an advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and bringing awareness to Canada's Highway of Tears. Other affecting stories come from Ashley Hemmers, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, returning home to become a tribal administrator, as well as Wizipan Little Elk, Rosebud Lakota, a descendant of a survivor of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Especially noteworthy are stories of Winnipeg, home to Canada's largest Indigenous population, and the inadequate housing throughout the city. Sinclair lets people tell their stories in their own words, adding footnotes, a glossary, and an historical time line for context. She concludes by asking people to be aware of whose land they live on. VERDICT A seminal collection of perspectives that are often unheard or overlooked, this work deserves a broad audience.—Stephanie Sendaula, Library Journal Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In myriad ways, each narrator’s life has been shaped by loss, injustice, and resilience—and by the struggle of how to share space with settler nations whose essential aim is to take all that is Indigenous. Hear from Jasilyn Charger, one of the first five people to set up camp at Standing Rock, which kickstarted a movement of Water Protectors that roused the world; Gladys Radek, a survivor of sexual violence whose niece disappeared along Canada’s Highway of Tears, who became a family advocate for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; and Marian Naranjo, herself the subject of a secret radiation test while in high school, who went on to drive Santa Clara Pueblo toward compiling an environmental impact statement on the consequences of living next to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Theirs are stories shaped by loss, injustice, resilience, and the struggle to share space with settler nations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In myriad ways, each narrator's life has been shaped by loss, injustice, and resilience'and by the struggle of how to share space with settler nations whose essential aim is to take all that is Indigenous. Hear from Jasilyn Charger, one of the first five people to set up camp at Standing Rock, which kickstarted a movement of Water Protectors that roused the world; Gladys Radek, a survivor of sexual violence whose niece disappeared along Canada's Highway of Tears, who became a family advocate for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; and Marian Naranjo, herself the subject of a secret radiation test while in high school, who went on to drive Santa Clara Pueblo toward compiling an environmental impact statement on the consequences of living next to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Theirs are stories shaped by loss, injustice, resilience, and the struggle to share space with settler nations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

How We Go Home shares contemporary Indigenous stories in the long and ongoing fight to protect Native land and life.