love, and life. These basic principles ground social
movements for justice, movements for change. We are people
who are about creating, strengthening, and growing these move-
ments. And the questions of how we build and nurture these
movements are key to Andrea Smith's writing of
Violence and American Indian Genocide.
Movements for change, movements to make us well, to create
healthy societies-whether tribal or American-are grounded in
healing, are grounded in honesty. Voices of our stories as Indige-
nous women and the complexity of our situation are found in this
amazing book, which opens parts of the mind and spirit to a
Pam Colorado's poem, " What Every Indian Knows ... "
haunts me as I write, as I reflect on the subliminal yet constant
nature of the predator culture, and its influence on my psyche.