As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance, a new book by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

This is an astonishing work of Indigenous intellectualism and activism—by far the most provocative, defiant, visionary, and generous of Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s impressive corpus to date.
— Daniel Heath Justice

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson recently announced her new book, As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance, to be published by University of Minnesota Press and released later this year on October 2017. This non-fiction work seeks to add to the indigenous resistance movement by instilling traditional virtues instead of settler-colonial destruction into the movement. 


Leanne Betasamosake Simpson locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, writing, organizing, and thinking. She makes clear that the goal of Indigenous resistance can no longer be cultural resurgence as a mechanism for inclusion in a multicultural mosaic, calling for unapologetic, place-based Indigenous alternatives to the destructive logics of the settler colonial state.

Preorders are available at or University of Minnesota Press.