We Have the Right to Exist: A Translation of Aboriginal Indigenous Thought : The First Book Ever Published from an Ahnishinahbaeo Jibway Perspective
"All people are inherently responsible for their actions. Everyone is put here for a purpose. When people take the responsibility that is theirs, and eliminate the many facets of violence which are entrenched in their culture, then we can all address the health of human society and Grandmother Earth in an effective holistic way, and restore harmony and balance" —Wub-e-ke-niew "This book in its scholarship and its passion is one of the most powerful indictments ever written about the treatment of original indigenous people, both here and abroad. But it is also a call to a new fairness and equity between peoples, one that can restore autonomy to those cultures upon which our continued life on this planet may depend." —Jean Houston, from the Foreword "This study of aboriginal indigenous thought should be read, studied, and pondered by anyone who cares about the civilization and culture of the conquerors, and about the possibilities of human existence, thought, and creative experience that have been marginalized and suppressed—not to speak of the terrible fate of the victims themselves. It is a remarkable contribution." —Noam Chomsky "Now is the time to set the records straight. The book: We have the Right to Exist, is well written, well researched, a very thorough and sensible approach to the relationship now enjoyed only by the Federal Government with the Indian Tribes. 'Indian is an exploitation word along with the official designations of the Indian Tribes. To change that, it will take a concerted effort by all the Native Americans. This book is a first step." —Maynard Swan, Columnist Ojibwe News/Native American
A translation of Aboriginal Indigenous Thought, the first book ever published from an Ahnishinahb?ótjibway perspective
By Clara Niiska - January 9, 2008
The title of this book explains what it is about: We Have The Right To Exist, A translation of Aboriginal Indigenous Thought, the first book ever published from an Ahnishinahb?ótjibway perspective.
The author, who died in 1997,was a visionary whose concerns encompassed many of the crucial issues of our time.
Noam Chomsky's review (quoted on back cover): "This study of aboriginal indigenous thought should be read studied, and pondered by anyone who cares about the civilization and culture of the conquerors, and the possibilities of human existence, thought, and creative experience that have been marginalized and suppressed--not to speak of the terrible fate of the victims themselves. It is a remarkable contribution."
This is the Table of Contents: - Dedication - Foreword - Acknowledgments - Preface - Introduction - About the author - Chapter I - The Ahnishinahb?ótjibway - Chapter... read more
Definately a MUST READ!!!!
By Randy Faasuamalie - November 1, 2009
One of the best books I have ever read. Clears up a lot of ignorance on my part of how contemporary Natves arrived at where they are today (in general, and particularly in Red Lake, MN). It is a rant - a sad, and beautiful, and articulate rant against the culture that imposed genocide on Wub-e-ke-niew's family, tribe, history, and culture. Definately a MUST READ, especially for Minnesotans, and especially for people who live on or visit Red Lake!!
Take with a grain of salt!
By K. Schubert - October 25, 2007
After reading this book I found many things that were not accurate! For example the authors claim to use recorded statics and go on to cite the 1850 Census for Benton County Minnesota. They also cite my family in the census but they do not cite every person in this family. In the Genealogy they leave out my 3rd Great Grandmother that was in the family census. They further make the same mistakes online at there website. This is ineteresting since they also claim to have decended from the same family so one could expect them to what to atleast get this correct.
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