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How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America (Voice of Witness) (Paperback)

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By Sara Sinclair (Editor)
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This collection of narratives illustrates the diverse experiences of indigenous North Americans and the many obstacles they face. Sinclair has accumulated remarkable stories from indigenous people across the continent—at Standing Rock, at Yale, and beyond. While the statistics in many Native communities are grim, the people are not. The individuals featured in this book have accomplished much despite the institutional racism, neglect, and poverty doled out to them by the powers that be. I came out of this book enraged and inspired.

— Jade

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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.

About the Author


Sara Sinclair is an oral historian, writer, and educator of Cree-Ojibwe and settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Masters Program at Columbia University. She has contributed to the Columbia Center for Oral History Research's Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Obama Presidency Oral History, and Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. She has conducted oral histories for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the International Labor Organization, among others. Sara is co-editor of Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History, published with Columbia University Press in 2019.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781642592719
ISBN-10: 1642592714
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Voice of Witness
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Created At: 2/2/2020 09:01am
Last Updated At: 11/27/2020 06:03pm
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