Ekberzade’s new book, detailing the struggle of the Lakota Nation to protect their land against a massive pipeline project is out now from Zed Books!
A captivating story of centuries-long dispossession and resistance culminating in the events of Standing Rock.
‘Brings memories of freedom, and offers a humane view of the past in Indian Country.’
Leonard Peltier, political prisoner, activist and member of American Indian Movement
‘Lest we forget the heart-wrenching resistance of the Sioux and their allies at Standing Rock, Bikem Ekberzade meticulously sets their story in its historic context. This is important, valuable work at a time when Indigenous people all over the world are at the forefront of the struggle for ecological justice.’
Üstün Bilgen-Reinart, author of Night Spirits: The Story of the Relocation of the Sayisi Dene
‘Shows how the confrontation at Standing Rock fits a centuries-long pattern of oppression, yet also marks the emergence of a growing and increasingly effective Native American resistance to corporate greed and environmental injustice.’
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
‘Weaves a much needed and moving story. The book comes alive through the eloquent voices of its Native American organizers, and Ekberzade creates an intimate window into the lives of her subjects. Standing Rock may have its roots in hundreds of years of history but more than ever, this book matters now.’
Donatella Lorch, former foreign correspondent for The New York Times
‘The story of Standing Rock embodies a long, sad history of violence and broken promises by the US government. Ekberzade’s carefully documents this history and illuminates it with the words of living Native Americans. An important contribution to our understanding of the US’s shameful and often appalling abuse of America’s original peoples.’
Nick B. Mills, journalist and author of Karzai