A Will to Survive: Indigenous Essays on the Politics of Culture, Language, and Identity

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In A Will to Survive, Stephen Greymorning introduces students to the voices of the Indigenous people they are studying, to get a real sense of what it means to live in today’s world as an indigenous person. Greymorning has compiled a much needed anthology which illustrates differing perspectives, past experiences, and present concerns. He has edited the contributions so that they are accessible for college-level students.

The anthology combines timely, scholarly and personal stories in one cohesive volume. The book presents readers with the perspectives of 14 Indigenous scholars, speaking with Indigenous political voices and writing about issues that impact them and their peoples from an insider’s view. The essays are organized in such a way as to blend language, culture, and identity, issues of great concern to Indigenous peoples, in order to bring a greater depth of understanding to readers interested in issues and challenges faced by Indigenous people.

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Stephen Greymorning is an Associate Professor in the departments of Anthropology and Native American Studies at the University of Montana. He received his PhD in Political Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in 1992. His dissertation topic, Indigenous North Americans and the Ethnocentrism of the Courts... focused on a cross analysis of several United States and Canadian Supreme Court cases that were responsible for changing the political status of Indians in North America. From 1988 to 1992 he taught courses on Linguistics, Comparative Indian Legislation, and Aboriginal Self-Government at the University of Alberta in Canada. From July to November 1997, he was a Visiting Professor at Southern Cross University in Australia where he taught a course on Colonization and the Ethnopolitics of Indigenous Peoples. During the academic year 2001-2002, he served as the Acting Director of the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria.

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