American Apartheid by
Call Number: O'Neill E77 .W66 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
In recent years, events such as the siege at Standing Rock and the Dakota Accesspipeline have thrust Native Americans into the public consciousness. Taking us beyond the headlines,American Apartheid offers the mostcomprehensive and compelling account of the issues and threats that NativeAmericans face today, as well as their heroic battle to overcome them.Author Stephanie Woodard details the ways in which the federal government,states and counties curtail Native voting rights, which, in turn, keepstribal members from participating in policy-makingsurrounding education,employment, rural transportation, infrastructure projects and other critical issuesaffecting their communities. This system of apartheid has staggering consequences,as Natives are, per capita, the population group that is most likelyto be shot by police, suffer violent victimization by outsiders, be incarcerated,and have their children taken away. On top of this, indigenous people must alsofight constantly to protect the sacred sites and landscapes that hold their culturalmemories and connect their spirituality to the nation's mountains, plains,waterways and coastlines. Despite these many obstacles, American Apartheid offersvivid pictures of diverse Native American communities that embody resilience,integrity, and the survival of ancient cultures. Includes many photographs of Native American life by Joseph Zummo.