Dying In Indian Country: A Family Journey From Self Destruction to Opposing Tribal Sovereignty
Dying In Indian Country: A Family Journey From Self Destruction to Opposing Tribal Sovereignty  -     By: Lisa Morris
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Deep River Books
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1940269717
ISBN-13: 9781940269719

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Dying in Indian Country is the true story of a father who, recognizing how current tribal and federal government policies were destroying his family, embarked on a bold journey of change. The names of children who are perishing daily within Indian Country never make it into the media. Abuse is rampant on reservations because the US government system allows exploitation to go on unchecked and without repercussion. Yet genuine hope is available! While multitudes of tribal members are dying from alcoholism, drug abuse, suicide, and violence, personal responsibility and non-governmental solutions can bring real change to Native Americans. Author Lisa Morris reveals the anguishing reality of how the current reservation system played out in of her own family. After a life-changing experience, her husband, Roland, a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, rejected the mantle of victimhood and blame, became personally accountable, and led their family in a new direction. The greater story within her story is one of spiritual transformation and healing. Readers will gain a deep understanding of the plight of Americans living throughout Indian Country, while experiencing one family's real-life journey away from decades of trauma, toward hope and victory in Jesus Christ.

Author Bio

The co-founder and chairperson of the Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare, Elizabeth \"Lisa\" Morris holds a BA in Christian ministries from Living Faith Bible College in Alberta, Canada; a diploma of Bible and missions; and is a registered nurse. Although raised upper-middle class, Lisa spent much of her adult life living within modern Indian Country, witnessing her extended family's struggle with alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide. After a life-changing experience, her husband, Roland, a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, rejected the mantle of victimhood and blame, became personally accountable, and led their family in a new direction. Subsequently, they both came to understand that foundational tenets of federal Indian policy were at the root of the pain and violence destroying their loved ones. Lisa and Roland raised their five children, as well as four grandchildren who were placed with them, through the Indian Child Welfare Act. She is actively rallying for governmental reform to provide true help for Native American families.

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