cover image Living Resistance: An Indigenous Vision for Seeking Wholeness Every Day

Living Resistance: An Indigenous Vision for Seeking Wholeness Every Day

Kaitlin B. Curtice. Brazos, $21.99 (208p) ISBN 978-1-587-43571-3

In this motivating entry, poet Curtice (Glory Happening) encourages readers to fight against racism, patriarchy, and gender discrimination to make a more “whole” world, and to make doing so a lifelong commitment. To that end, she outlines four “realms” of resistance: personal (turning inward and asking questions); communal (making changes on a social level); ancestral (investigating one’s roots and others’); and integral (resistance that involves all parts of the self). Each realm is defined broadly, leaving plenty of room for individualized practice. Personal resistance can entail creating art to bring alive “issues we may have overlooked before” in unique ways; while communal resistance might call for interfaith organizing. As well, Curtice draws on her identity as a member of the Potawatomi Nation to explore ancestral resistance and the need to learn about the “land you currently dwell on,” including its “peoples... both past and present.” Curtice delivers her wisdom compassionately without losing sight of her activist aims, and makes a persuasive case for the power of small, incremental actions to initiate powerful change. Readers will find abundant wisdom in this accessible guide. [em](Mar.) [/em]