Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto by Taiaiake AlfredPeace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto by Taiaiake Alfred

Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto

byTaiaiake Alfred

Paperback | August 22, 2008

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This visionary manifesto, first published in 1999, has significantly improved our understanding of First Nations' issues. Taiaiake Alfred calls for the indigenous peoples of North America to move beyond their 500-year history of pain, loss, and colonization, and move forward to the reality ofself-determination. A leading Kanien'kehaka scholar and activist with intimate knowledge of both Native and Western traditions of thought, Alfred is uniquely placed to write this inspiring book. His account of the history and future of the indigenous peoples of North America is at once a bold andforceful critique of Indigenous leaders and politics, and a sensitive reflection on the traumas of colonization that shape our existence. This new edition of Alfred's important manifesto is thoroughly updated in the context of current issues related to government policy and First Nations politics today. In addition to new examples of indigenous-state relations, it includes the latest court cases and updated evaluations of keynegotiations over land and self-government. A new preface incorporates an original, previously unpublished dialogue with the influential Dakota author, historian, and activist Vine Deloria Jr, recorded shortly before his death in 2005.
Taiaiake Alfred is a Kahnawake Mohawk educator, author, and activist. He has long been involved in the public life of his own and other indigenous nations. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and is the founding Director of the University of Victoria's School of Indigenous Governance. His awards include the Na...
Title:Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous ManifestoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 22, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195430514

ISBN - 13:9780195430516

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Table of Contents

ThanksgivingPreface to the Second EditionFirst WordsA Note on TerminologyPeaceNative American Political TraditionsNative Political ElitesPowerThe Abuse of PowerRe-empowermentSovereignty: An Inappropriate ConceptColonial MentalitiesCo-optationSelf-Conscious TraditionalismLeadershipResponsibilityRighteousnessMoneyModern Treaties: A Path to Assimilation?For the Youth: Toward a New Native LeadershipNotesBibliographyIndex