Native Nations

Book Cover of Native Nations: The Survival of Indigenous Peoples, 3rd EditionWithin Native Nations: The Survival of Indigenous Peoples (3rd ed), Dr. Sharlotte Neely (Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University) and Dr. Douglas W. Hume (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy Department at Northern Kentucky University) have put together an impressive examination pertaining to the survival strategies employed by Indigenous peoples, the world over, in order to discern how Native peoples have maintained their traditional culture, language, sacred lands, and identity.
- J. Charlton Publishing

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The 3rd edition of Native Nations: The Survival of Indigenous Peoples comes at a pivotal time where Indigenous voices are rising up from around the world. It is important to develop a critical consciousness of the oppression of Indigenous people from a global perspective. This book locates these experiences from seventeen geographic areas through scholarly discourse. Although this collection features the struggles and successes of Indigenous peoples, it also reminds us that these traditional systems do not encompass a singular body of knowledge. They do, however, reflect the many levels of expression, being, and knowing that Western thinking does not presently address.
- Eric Bates, PhD (Co-director, Native American Studies Program, Northern Kentucky University)
The third edition of Native Nations is an outstanding thought-provoking compilation of case studies of indigenous peoples and their struggles for cultural survival. Neely and Hume include examples from around the world, including the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Pakistan, South Africa, and Western Europe. This work provides updated views of cultures long studied and held as examples in textbooks and classrooms such as the San, Maori, and Yanomami. Here, the authors and editors tackle complicated, yet vital, issues that Native Peoples face today including revitalization, rights, self-governing, health, and the future, all while situating these in the context of the processes associated with history and globalization that affect change in local populations and the lives of people. This work offers the means to move from listing examples of indigenous peoples and imagining their struggles to survive and preserve their cultures to actually presenting case studies that make these topics substance. It encourages critical thought and the application of concepts to real world issues to better understand our world and the peoples who inhabit it. In an age of diversity and inclusion, this work seriously addresses these notions by giving meaning to them in an edited work that is accessible to the public and certainly to students.
- Toni Copeland, PhD (Senior Fellow, Blount Scholars Program, The University of Alabama)