What Does Justice Look Like? The Struggle for Liberation in Dakota Homeland
This book explores how we can embark on a path of transformation on the way to respectful coexistence with those whose ancestral homeland this is. Doing justice is central to this process. Without justice, many Dakota say, healing and transformation on both sides cannot occur, and good, authentic relations cannot develop between our Peoples.
Written by Wahpetunwan Dakota scholar and activist Waziyatawin of Pezihutazizi Otunwe, What Does Justice Look Like? offers an opportunity now and for future generations to learn the long-untold history and what it has meant for the Dakota People. On that basis, the book offers the further opportunity to explore what we can do between us as Peoples to reverse the patterns of genocide and oppression, and instead to do justice with a depth of good faith, commitment, and action that would be genuinely new for Native and non-Native relations.
- Author: Waziyatawin Angela Wilson
- Publisher: Living Justice Press (2008)
- Format: Paperback, 200 pages, 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
- ISBN: 978-0972188654
About the Author
Waziyatawin Angela Wilson is Wahpetunwan Dakota and is from the Pezihutazizi Otunwe in southwestern Minnesota. She is the author of "Remember This! Dakota Decolonization and the Eli Taylor Narratives" (Nebraska, 2005) and is the co-editor of "For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook" (School of American Research, 2005) and "Indigenizing the Academy: Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities" (Nebraska, 2004). Waziyatawin is currently working to create Oyate Nipi Kte, an organization dedicated to the decolonization of Indigenous Peoples of the United States.