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By Michelle M. Jacob

The Yakama country of present-day Washington country has replied to greater than a century of ancient trauma with a resurgence of grassroots activism and cultural revitalization. This pathbreaking ethnography shifts the dialog from one in all victimhood to at least one of ongoing resistance and resilience as a method of therapeutic the soul wounds of settler colonialism. Yakama emerging: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing argues that Indigenous groups themselves have the solutions to the continual social difficulties they face. This booklet contributes to discourses of Indigenous social switch through articulating a Yakama decolonizing praxis that advances the idea that grassroots activism and cultural revitalization are robust examples of decolonization.

Michelle M. Jacob employs ethnographic case reviews to illustrate the strain among reclaiming conventional cultural practices and adapting to alter. via interviewees’ narratives, she conscientiously tacks from side to side among the atrocities of colonization and the notable activities of people dedicated to maintaining Yakama heritage. Focusing on 3 domain names of Indigenous revitalization—dance, language, and foods—Jacob rigorously elucidates the philosophy underlying and unifying each one area whereas additionally illustrating the significance of those practices for Indigenous self-determination, therapeutic, and survival.

In the impassioned voice of a member of the Yakama state, Jacob offers a quantity that's immediately intimate and particular to her domestic group and that still advances theories of Indigenous decolonization, feminism, and cultural revitalization. Jacob’s theoretical and methodological contributions make this paintings helpful to a number of scholars, teachers, tribal group individuals, and pros, and an important learn for somebody attracted to the ways in which grassroots activism can rework person lives, groups, and society.

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