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"Who Owns America?:Minority Land and Community Security" - Winona LaDuke

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1) In paragraphs 1 and 3 what distinction does LaDuke make between her conception of land and the European conception?

2) Why was Spirit Lake renamed Devil's Lake and what does this example tell us about "cultural bias"? What is "cultural bias"?

3) Why is the naming process of America one of the things that indigenous people find incredilbly offensive?

4) How does the concept of land LaDuke describes contrast with the ability of the founding fathers to "declare" the colonies theirs? How are their declarations similar?

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1) The Akiing believe the land is where people come from and therefore people belong to the land. The European view is different and based on the concepts of the church. The Akiing see the land in terms of collective ownership and relationship. The ownership of far lands was promoted by explorers, for the church or individuals. Landownership throughout the world was patterned after these ...

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"Who Owns America? Minority Land and Community Security"

1) Brief summary, main points
2) Tone, Rhetorical, Irony?
3) Why is land so significant for LaDuke and the indigenous?
4) For LaDuke, what are the differences between indigenous and Euro-American conceptions of land? Are the differences reconcilable? Why or why not?
5) Why is "the naming process of America... one of the things that indigenous people find incredibly offensive?" What is LaDuke's suggestion to realize what is "just" and "right"? What does this suggestion entail for the U.S? Do you feel these suggestions are acceptable and/or realizable?
6) What is the historical relationship between Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the Whirw Earth Reservation? What effect did Weyerhaeuser have on the Anishinaabeg people at White Earth?
7) For LaDuke, what is the "relationship between development and underdevelopment?"What does this relationship have to do with the U.S and Native America?
8) What is the purpose of the Indian Claims Commission? How does that Commission operate?
9) Why might the U.S desire to settle indigenous land disputes through monetary compensation? Is this compensation just? According to what criteria?

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