Dancing on Our Turtle's Back

Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson


adivaani, Kolkata, 214

Language: English

204 pages

5 x 8 inches

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"I think beautiful Indigenous bodies on the land, living our cultures, singing our political systems, and animating the lifeways of our ancestors is revolutionary in the face of on-going hydro-electric development, oil and gas development, mining, deforestation, chemical farming and genetic engineering, encroachment, environmental contamination, and the criminalization of dissent. I think Indigenous peoples know how to live with the land and develop sustainable alternatives to capitalism—because it is Indigenous economic intelligence that has sustained us for most of our histories."

– From the Introduction to the Indian Edition by the author

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, and is an instructor at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge, Athabasca University.