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Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming

  Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming
Winona LaDuke
294 pages, softcover: $18
South End Press, 2005.

Environmental and Indian rights activist Winona LaDuke, an Ojibwe, was the Green Party’s vice presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000. In this book, she examines the struggle of American Indians to reclaim their sacred sites and beliefs, as they seek to heal themselves and the land from corporate exploitation of their water, minerals and timber. In fierce and eloquent language, LaDuke shows us that in these struggles, the very survival of the planet is at stake.