What would an indigenized environmental justice movement look like? | KALW

What would an indigenized environmental justice movement look like?

May 7, 2019

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with educator and author Dina Gilio-Whitaker about her new book As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock.

She examines what she calls an ongoing ecocide against Native people, and tensions between these communities and the mainstream environmental movement – which has at times contributed to violations of Indigenous self-determination. She argues that modern environmentalists must look to the history of Indigenous resistance for inspiration in our common fight for a just and sustainable future.

Guest:

Dina Gilio-Whitaker, lecturer of American Indian studies at California State University San Marcos, journalist, and author of As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

Web Resources:

The Coast News Group: CSUSM professor probes environmental impacts on Native Americans in new book

Vox: Native American activists: The fire at Notre Dame is devastating. So is the destruction of our sacred lands.

TIME: The Story We've Been Told About America's National Parks Is Incomplete