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Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence, and Protection of Indigenous Nations

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This remarkable collection of essays by leading Indigenous scholars focuses on the themes of freedom, liberation and Indigenous resurgence as they relate to the land. They analyze treaties, political culture, governance, environmental issues, economy, and radical social movements from an anti-colonial Indigenous perspective in a Canadian context. Editor Leanne Simpson (Nis ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Arbeiter Ring
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Ursula Pflug
Sep 23, 2009 Ursula Pflug rated it it was amazing
This is a slightly revised version of a review which appeared in The Peterborough Examiner in fall, 2008:


Lighting the Eighth Fire is a collection of essays by Indigenous writers from across Canada edited by Leanne Simpson, a Peterborough native, Trent University professor and well-known Nishnaabekwe activist and educator.

Simpson's own contributions include an introductory essay entitled Oshkimaadiziig, the New People. The new people in question are those discussed in the well-known Nishnaabeg
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Excellent collection of essays
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Activist stories
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I tremendous collection of essays by young Indigenous thinkers. The strength of this collection is how it accounts for both the diversity of issues and experiences as well as the diversity in 'philosophical' orientations or approaches advocated. A great introduction to contemporary Canadian Indigenous thought.
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A very important book!
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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.” In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, an ...more
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