The New Resource Wars: Native and Environmental Struggles against Multinational Corporations

The New Resource Wars: Native and Environmental Struggles against Multinational Corporations

The New Resource Wars: Native and Environmental Struggles against Multinational Corporations

The New Resource Wars: Native and Environmental Struggles against Multinational Corporations

Synopsis

Gedicks paints a disturbing picture of the current environmental crisis, but points to hopeful signs of resistance and coalition that could successfully block multinational corporations' resources colonization of native lands.

Excerpt

Winona LaDuke

We have come to the edge of the woods,
out of brown grass where we slept, unseen,
out of knotted twigs, out of leaves creaked shut,
out of hiding.

At first the light wavered, glancing over us.
Then it clenched to a fist of light that pointed,
searched out, divided us.
Each took the beams like direct blows the heart answers.
Each of us moved forward alone.

We have come to the edge of the woods,
drawn out of ourselves by this night sun,
this battery of polarized acids,
that outshines the moon. . .

From Jacklight, by Louise Erdrich

Native people are at the center of a crossroads. Native communities possess the experience of sustainability, learned from years of observation, careful behavior, and strong community—evidenced in thousands of years of living in the same place, whispering the same prayers, and walking the same paths. Native people also . . .

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