“In the North American first world, tribal communities and First Nations struggle just to survive. In our resilience and beauty, these stories are inspired.” – Winona LaDuke, Chronicles
Chronicles is a major work, a collection of current, pressing and inspirational stories of Indigenous communities from the Canadian subarctic to the heart of Dine Bii Kaya, Navajo Nation. Chronicles is a book literally risen from the ashes—beginning in 2008 after her home burned to the ground—and collectively is an accounting of Winona's personal path of recovery, finding strength and resilience in the writing itself as well as in her work. Long awaited, Chronicles is a labor of love, a tribute to those who have passed on and those yet to arrive. “I wanted to write a story about strength and resilience. I wanted to write a story about the singers, the horse people and the earth lodge builders of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara peoples; the squash and corn, the heartland of agricultural wealth in the Northern Plains.”
“That's the story I have been wanting to write. That story is next. The story today is about folly, greed, confusion, unspeakable intergenerational trauma and terrifying consequences, all in a moment of time. That time is now.” – Winona LaDuke, Chronicles
BOOK REVIEW: Winona LaDuke: A Bard for Environmental Justice - “Winona LaDuke’s latest book reads like a prayer. These are holy words— inspirational stories taken straight from the heart of indigenous communities throughout the world...(Chronicles) is lyrical, instructional, and infused with wry humor when the weight of the message becomes unbearable...LaDuke provides a road map through tribal nations’ belief systems; offering a spiritual compass and invaluable insight into the relationship of prophesy to the realities of climate change, economic collapse, food scarcity and basic human rights.” - Georgianne Nienaber - Huffington Post
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COVER: Winona LaDuke standing in front of Exxon Mobil Heavy Haul truck, near Lolo Hot Springs, Oregon. Truck is stranded on the historic highway 12, Nez Perce territory. Photo by Sean Cruz.