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Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice

作者 Ada Deer
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice:,2019NationalNativeAmericanHallofFameInducteeThisstirringmemoiristhestoryofAdaDeer,thefirst

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內容簡介 2019 National Native American Hall of Fame Inductee This stirring memoir is the story of Ada Deer, the first woman to serve as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Deer begins, "I was born a Menominee Indian. That is who I was born and how I have lived." She proceeds to narrate the first eighty-three years of her life, which are characterized by her tireless campaigns to reverse the forced termination of the Menominee tribe and to ensure sovereignty and self-determination for all tribes. Deer grew up in poverty on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, but with the encouragement of her mother and teachers, she earned degrees in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Columbia University. Armed with a first-rate education, an iron will, and a commitment to justice, she went from being a social worker in Minneapolis to leading the struggle for the restoration of the Menominees' tribal status and trust lands. Having accomplished that goal, she moved on to teach American Indian Studies at UW-Madison, to hold a fellowship at Harvard, to work for the Native American Rights Fund, to run unsuccessfully for Congress, and to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs in the Clinton administration. Now in her eighties, Deer remains as committed as ever to human rights, especially the rights of American Indians. A deeply personal story, written with humor and honesty, this book is a testimony to the ability of one individual to change the course of history through hard work, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to social justice.

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書名 / Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice
作者 / Ada Deer
簡介 / Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice:,2019NationalNativeAmericanHallofFameInducteeThisstirringmemoiristhestoryofAdaDeer,thefirst
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9780806168760
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9780806168760
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X1.3CM
重量(g) / 344.7
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無
頁數 / 232
裝訂 / P:平裝