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love, and life. These basic principles ground social
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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
Conquest: Sexual
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
healing.
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.
What
Every
Indian Knows
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