In Recovering Our Ancestors' Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness Choctaw author and scholar turns her attention to the dismal state of Aboriginal health in the Americas. This offering presents her take on the reasons for this miserable state of affairs and offers alternatives to the poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle of many Aboriginal Peoples.
Rigoberta Menchu was born in 1959 to a poor Indian peasant family in Guatemala. As a teenager she became involved in various social reform programs through the Catholic Church and became an active member of the women's rights movement. Menchu's work as an activist posed such a threat to the established order that she was forced to flee Guatemala in 1981, at which time she expanded her work and co-founded the United Representation of the Guatemalan Opposition (RUOG).
Basic Call to Consciousness is a collection of essays in which leaders of the Six Nations Iroquois discuss the importance of honouring the sacred Web of Life and describe the spiritual roots of their traditional government and cultural traditions. This 120-page book posits a compelling critique of Western culture and an eloquent text on the rights of Indigenous nations. Presented here are three position papers delivered to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in 1977.
The essays in Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision spring from an International Summer Institute held in 1996 on the cultural restoration of oppressed Indigenous peoples. The contributors, primarily Indigenous, unravel the processes of colonization that enfolded modern society and resulted in the oppression of Indigenous peoples.
Voice of Indigenous Peoples - Native People Address the United Nations is the collection of speeches made by representatives of Indigenous Peoples to The United Nations in December of 1992 at the official launch of 1993 as the International Year of the World's Indigenous People. The text includes the speeches of the 19 Indigenous representatives.