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What does justice look like? : the struggle for liberation in Dakota homeland

Author: Waziyatawin.
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Living Justice Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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During the past 150 years, the majority of Minnesotans have not acknowledged the immense and ongoing harms suffered by the Dakota People ever since their homelands were invaded over 200 years ago. Many Dakota people say that the wounds incurred have never healed, and it is clear that the injustices: genocide, ethnic cleansing, mass executions, death marches, broken treaties, and land theft; have not been made right.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Minnesota
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilson, Angela Cavender.
What does justice look like?
St. Paul, Minn. : Living Justice Press, 2008
(OCoLC)654599918
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Waziyatawin.
ISBN: 0972188657 9780972188654
OCLC Number: 228701329
Description: viii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Envisioning justice in Minnesota --
How Minnesotans wrested the land from Dakota people --
A call for truth telling --
Taking down the fort --
Just short of breaking camp --
Developing peaceful co-existence.
Responsibility: by Waziyatawin.

Abstract:

During the past 150 years, the majority of Minnesotans have not acknowledged the immense and ongoing harms suffered by the Dakota People ever since their homelands were invaded over 200 years ago. Many Dakota people say that the wounds incurred have never healed, and it is clear that the injustices: genocide, ethnic cleansing, mass executions, death marches, broken treaties, and land theft; have not been made right. The Dakota People paid and continue to pay the ultimate price for Minnesota's statehood. This book explores how we can embark on a path of transformation on the way to respectful coexistence with those whose ancestral homeland this is. Doing justice is central to this process. Without justice, many Dakota say, healing and transformation on both sides cannot occur, and good, authentic relations cannot develop between our Peoples. Written by Wahpetunwan Dakota scholar and activist Waziyatawin of Pezihutazizi Otunwe, What Does Justice Look Like? offers an opportunity now and for future generations to learn the long-untold history and what it has meant for the Dakota People. On that basis, the book offers the further opportunity to explore what we can do between us as Peoples to reverse the patterns of genocide and oppression, and instead to do justice with a depth of good faith, commitment, and action that would be genuinely new for Native and non-Native relations.
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