Dina Gilio-Whitaker – As Long as Grass Grows


The story of Native peoples resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions and a call for environmentalists to learn from the indigenous communitys rich history of activism.

Through the unique lens of Indigenized environmental justice, indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle. As Long as Grass Grows gives listeners an accessible history of indigenous resistance to government and corporate incursions on their lands and offers new approaches to environmental justice activism and policy.

Throughout 2016, the Standing Rock protest put a national spotlight on indigenous activists, but it also underscored how little Americans know about the longtime historical tensions between native peoples and the mainstream environmental movement. Ultimately, she argues, modern environmentalists must look to the history of indigenous resistance for wisdom and inspiration in our common fight for a just and sustainable future.

Author: Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Narrator: Kyla Garcia
Duration: 7 hours 8 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: Random House Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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This book touches on so many individual cases of indigenous peoples’ struggles, historical and current, at the same time as it paints the larger picture of Native Americans and environmental issues, putting the marginalized ideals into a global context which is at the forefront of today’s debate questioning neo liberal rhetoric and its complete disregard for community and nature. Highly recommended read!