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xvii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Community Activis t: Walter Bresette (Red Cliff Ojibwe)
  • Environmental Warrior : Hilary Waukau (Menominee)
  • Keeper of the Water : Frances Van Zile (Sokaogon (Mole Lake) Ojibwe)
  • Treaty Rights Guardian : James Schlender (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe)
  • Elder, Environmentalist, Scholar : Joe Rose (Bad River Ojibwe)
  • Lifelong Educator : Dorothy Davids (Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican)
  • Culture Keeper : William Gollnick (Oneida)
  • Indian Attorney : Thomas St. Germaine (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe)
  • Organic Sculpture Artist : Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk)
  • Medicine Women : Jenny and Mary Thunder (Potawatomi)
  • Historic Preservationist : Wanda McFaggen (St. Croix Ojibwe)
  • Tribal Genealogist : Caroline Andler (Brothertown Indian Nation)
"Wisconsin's rich tradition of sustainability rightfully includes its First Americans, who along with Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Gaylord Nelson shaped its landscape and informed its "earth ethics." This collection of Native biographies, one from each of the twelve Indian nations of Wisconsin, introduces the reader to some of the most important figures in Native sustainability: from anti-mining activists like Walt Bresette (Red Cliff Ojibwe) and Hillary Waukau (Menominee) to treaty rights advocates like James Schlender (Lac Courte Oreille Ojibwe), artists like Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk), and educators like Dorothy "Dot" Davids (Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians), along with tribal geneologists, land stewards, and preservers of language and culture. Each of the biographies speaks to traditional ecological values and cultural sensibilities, highlighting men and women who helped to sustain and nurture their nations in the past and present. The Native people whose lives are depicted in Seventh Generation Earth Ethics understood the cultural gravity that kept their people rooted to their ancestral lands and acted in ways that ensured the growth and success of future generations. In this way they honor the Ojibwe Seventh Generation philosophy, which cautions decision makers to consider how their actions will affect seven generations in the future-some 240 years. "-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations.
Sustainability defines the need for any society to live within the constraints of the land's capacity to deliver all natural resources the society consumes. This book compares the general differences between Native Americans and western world view towards resources. It will provide the 'nuts and bolts' of a sustainability portfolio designed by indigenous peoples. This book introduces the ideas on how to link nature and society to make sustainable choices. To be sustainable, nature and its endowment needs to be linked to human behavior similar to the practices of indigenous peoples. The main goal of this book is to facilitate thinking about how to change behavior and to integrate culture into thinking and decision-processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110275889 20160616
1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations.


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