Dancing on our Turtle’s Back

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Author : Leanne Simpson
Pages : 204
Edition : 2014

I think beautiful Indigenous bodies on the land, living our cultures,

singing our political systems, and animating the lifeways of our ancestors

is revolutionary in the face of on-going hydro-electric development,

oil and gas development, mining, deforestation, chemical farming and

genetic engineering, encroachment, environmental contamination, and the

criminalization of dissent. I think Indigenous peoples know how to live

with the land and develop sustainable alternatives to capitalism—because

it is Indigenous economic intelligence that has sustained us for most of our

histories.

From the Introduction to the Indian Edition by the author

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist

of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First

Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, is an instructor

at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge, Athabasca University

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