Native Defenders of the Environment

The men and women profiled here are united by their work to protect the environment and to support indigenous rights. Their stories take us from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to the Black Mesa in Arizona.

The full list of environmentalist profiled:

Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Lake Band of Cree)
Winona LaDuke (White Earth Band of Ojibwe)
Clayton Thomas-Muller (Mathais Colomb Cree Nation)
Ben Powless (Six Nations)
Tom Goldtooth (Navajo and Dakota)
Grace Thorpe (Sac and Fox)
Sarah James (Gwich’in)
Enei Begaye (Navajo)
Evon Peter (Gwich’in)
Klee Benally (Navajo)
Teague Allston (Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia)

Awards

2012 American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award
Young Adult Honor Book


2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award
Multicultural Non-Fiction – Finalist

2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award
Science/Nature/Environment – Finalist


2011 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award
Juvenile Non-Fiction – Finalist

Reviews

"These short biographies of environmentalists are sure to engage a whole classroom of readers. From the focus on a particular environmental crisis, to a description of each person's native heritage, to the writing style and level, the stories are accessible to readers young and old." - Canadian Teacher Magazine, 03/01/2012

Age: 14 to 18
Reading level: 9.0
Character Education
Language Arts: Biography
Science: Earth Sciences, Environmentalism
Social Studies: United States, Native American Culture

ISBN: 
9870977918379
Author: 
Vincent Schilling
Price: 
$9.95
Page Count: 
128
Publication Year:: 
2011
Width:: 
6.0
Height:: 
9.0
Format:: 
Paperback
Publisher:: 
7th Generation