Catalogue


Environmentalists from our First Nations /
Vincent Schilling.
imprint
Toronto : Second Story Press, c2011.
description
xvi, 127 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781897187982
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Toronto : Second Story Press, c2011.
isbn
9781897187982
catalogue key
8430950
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Main Description
Like the other books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers, this books offers ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native activists who advocate not only for the environment but for Native rights. Their stories are full of highs and lows, triumphs and setbacks. Environmental trailblazers, these men and women are role models for children everywhere.
Long Description
The stories of these passionate environmentalists take us from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to the Black Mesa in Arizona.Melina Laboucan-Massimo uses her passion to stop oil extraction in Alberta's tar sands.Winona LaDuke is a voice for reclaiming Native lands, advocating renewable energy resources, and protecting Native cultures.Clayton Thomas-Muller is a dynamic advocate for indigenous self-determination and campaigner against tar sands extraction.Ben Powless brings his youthful energy and skills to addressing climate change issues.Tom Goldtooth protects sacred sites and organizes global direct-action campaigns for the environment.Grace Thorpe is a grandmother who dedicated her retirement years to keeping Native reservations from becoming nuclear waste dumps.Sarah James is a voice from northern Alaska defending the Porcupine caribou herd and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Enei Begaye & Evon Peter are married activists who work as a team on environmental issues and sustainable strategies for Native people.Klee Benally uses the media to empower Native communities in their fight for environmental justice.Teague Allston works to ensure a tribal voice is heard in Washington DC.
Main Description
Like the other books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers, this books offers ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native activists who advocate not only for the environment but for Native rights.

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