Winona LaDuke on the Warriors of Peace, the Ogichidaag

(from the Foreword, The Militarization of Indian Country)

“…The Militarization of Indian Country reflects a resurgence of the classic warrior perspective in the great spiritual traditions of Indigenous warriors. While The Art of War is unmatched in its Taoism principles, the fundamen­tal concepts of this book are the strategies of Indigenous warriorism infused with the key elements of craft wisdom.

“Therefore, The Militarization of Indian Country is not only a book about the philosophical warrior, but it’s a book about Winona LaDuke’s love for the Warriors of Peace—Indigenous ways of knowing for understanding the roots of racism, violence, conflict, resolution and reconciliation.

“My sincere hope is that this book will be read widely, as it certainly deserves to be read, and that the ideas of the warrior philosopher addressed herein will be appropriated by all human beings.”

Cornel Pewewardy, D.Ed. (Comanche and Kiowa)

Director and Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies

Portland State University

militarization painting bunky echo-hawk


The Militarization of Indian Country

Winona LaDuke with Sean Aaron Cruz

Foreword by Cornel Pewewardy

Michigan State University Press, Makwa Enewed, 2013

About 1000nations

Sean Aaron Cruz is Executive Director of 1000 Nations and a co-founder of The Friends of Celilo Falls. He is the organizer of the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival. He is co-author of Winona LaDuke's new book, "The Militarization of Indian Country." He is the father of four children who disappeared into Utah in a Mormon abduction in 1996, and the author of Oregon's landmark anti-kidnapping statute "Aaron's Law" (Senate Bill 1041), named for his late son Aaron Cruz. He writes online as Blogolitical Sean.
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