152 pages, 6 x 9
Paperback
Release Date:01 Apr 2014
ISBN:9780816531196
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Yakama Rising

Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing

The University of Arizona Press

The Yakama Nation of present-day Washington State has responded to more than a century of historical trauma with a resurgence of grassroots activism and cultural revitalization. This path-breaking ethnography shifts the conversation from one of victimhood to one of ongoing resistance and resilience as a means of healing the soul wounds of settler colonialism. Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing argues that Indigenous communities themselves have the answers to the persistent social problems they face. This book contributes to understanding Indigenous social change by articulating the premise that grassroots activism and cultural revitalization are powerful examples of decolonization.

RELATED TOPICS: Indigenous Studies
Michelle M. Jacob (Yakama) is an associate professor of ethnic studies and affiliated faculty in Sociology at the University of San Diego. She is also the Director of the Center for Native Health and Culture at Heritage University on the Yakama Reservation.
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