New Book – Our history is the future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance

Nick Estes has been writing about Indigenous resistance at Standing Rock in powerful ways, so his new book coming in just over one month’s time is one I look forward to reading (also a co-edited book here!)

Here is the book description from Verso (available elsewhere too, I believe with Penguin/Random House in Canada):

How two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life”

 

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In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest Indigenous protest movement in the twenty-first century. Water Protectors knew this battle for native sovereignty had already been fought many times before, and that, even after the encampment was gone, their anticolonial struggle would continue. In Our History Is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. Our History Is the Future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.

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Global Red Power: Fourth World Resurgent, Glen Coulthard’s Antipode Lecture

Naomi Oreskes on “Giant Power: Technology, Energy, and the Beginnings of Post-Truth America”

John Borrows and Val Napoleon: The role of the sacred in Indigenous law and reconciliation

Tania Li: Commons, Co-ops, and Corporations: Assembling Indonesia’s 21st century land reform

Fully Funded PhD: Water Security in Cape Town

Cameron Harrington and I have received full funding for a PhD student interested in the politics and ethics of water security in Cape Town. Details of the call can be downloaded here. Please circulate to those who may be interested; happy to answer any questions as they arise. Here are the brief details:

• Full funding (international tuition + stipend + visa costs + travel) for a student from a DAC nation eligible to receive ODA funding to pursue a PhD at Durham University for three years in either the School of Government and International Affairs or the Department of Geography

• The application deadline is short: AUGUST 31, 2018

• The start date is: FEBRUARY 2019Durham GCRF CDT Water Security PhD Advert p1.jpg

Durham GCRF CDT Water Security PhD Advert

 

Andreas Malm: In Wilderness is the Liberation of the World

If you have been following Andreas Malm’s work, such as his latest book The Progress of This Storm, you’ll be familiar with his latest project of bringing realism back to environmental thought in combination with his view of Marxism. I don’t think that, at least in his book, the criticisms are always as precise as they ought to be, which leads to some easier dismissals of other scholars than one might expect. Nevertheless, even if you aren’t a Marxist (or his version of a Marxist) several of his critiques are in the ballpark:

J. Baird Callicot: Environmental Ethics in the Anthropocene

Ethics in the Anthropocene: in conversation with Dale Jamieson, Emma Marris, and Jedediah Purdy

Whose land is it anyway? Open access book on decolonialism in Canada

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This is a fantastic, and timely, open-access book from some of Canada’s leading thinkers on Indigenous relations to land, law, education, and much else. There’s no simple way to capture the variety of the contributions in this decolonial handbook, except to say they are all worth reading. Download the PDF here: McFarlane and Schabus Whose land is it anyway 2018