By Renya K. Ramirez
Ramirez’s ethnography revolves round the Paiute American activist Laverne Roberts’s proposal of the “hub,” an area that permits for the production of a feeling of belonging clear of a geographic middle. Ramirez describes “hub-making” actions in Silicon Valley, together with sweat inn ceremonies, powwows, and American Indian Alliance conferences, gatherings at which city Indians make stronger bonds of social belonging and forge intertribal alliances. She examines the fight of the Muwekma Ohlone, a tribe aboriginal to the San Francisco Bay zone, to keep up a feeling of neighborhood with no land base and to be famous as a tribe through the government. She considers the the most important function of local girls inside city indigenous groups; a 2004 assembly during which local american citizens from Mexico and the us mentioned cross-border indigenous rights activism; and the ways in which younger local american citizens in Silicon Valley event race and ethnicity, specially with regards to the area’s huge Chicano group. a special and demanding exploration of diaspora, transnationalism, id, belonging, and neighborhood, Native Hubs is meant for students and activists alike.
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Native Hubs: Culture, Community, and Belonging in Silicon Valley and Beyond by Renya K. Ramirez