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Publication Day: Of Living Stone



Of Living Stone: Perspectives on Continuous Knowledge and the Work of Vine Deloria Jr.  

New essays on one of the most influential thinkers of our time 


Wheat Ridge, CO — April 16, 2023 – Fulcrum Publishing is excited to announce the publication of Of Living Stone: Perspectives on Continuous Knowledge and the Work of Vine Deloria Jr. edited by David E. Wilkins and Shelly Hulse Wilkins. 


Of Living Stone is a collection of new essays on the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr., one of the most influential thinkers of our time. This insightful collection features more than thirty original pieces, bringing together Tribal leaders, artists, scientists, activists, scholars, legal experts, and humorists. A group of French scholars offers surprising international perspectives on Deloria’s continuing global influence.  


Key Points of Of Living Stone include: 


  • Creative views on Deloria’s wide-ranging and world-changing body of work  

  • Contextualization of Deloria’s work in current times 

  • Expansion of Deloria’s ideas as well as important critiques 

  • Essays by climate expert Margaret Redsteer (Crow), Melanie Yazzie (Diné), host of The Red Power Hour podcast, Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota), president of the American Indian College Fund, Activists Faith Spotted Eagle (Yankton Dakota) and Lauren Schad (Cheyenne River Lakota), Writer and producer Migizi Pensoneau (Ponca/Ojibwe), and many more 


Of Living Stone asks us to consider and adopt the practice of continuous knowledge, one that binds communities/worlds together through common purpose and shared values. We often think of education or communication as the transfer of practical information from “the old” human beings to “the young,” but this is only one aspect. Learning, sharing and kinship are much larger and more profound. Knowledge changes and moves in all directions, through planes, times and beings that we can not consciously perceive like ultraviolet light or the movement of stone. In this way, people, ideas, and traditions remain alive and relevant—not set in stone—as the past is honored by those living in the present as they prepare for the future. 


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Note to Media: If you’re interested in virtual events, interviews, or collaborations with the editors or contributors, please contact Kateri Kramer, Fulcrum Publishing’s Marketing Director 

Email:  Phone: 303-928-8216 


About Fulcrum Publishing: Fulcrum Publishing is a leading independent publisher of literary works that explore conservation and stewardship, American culture, civics, and the American West. Our mission is to empower authors and engage readers through timeless, thought-provoking titles that inspire passion, progress, and perseverance. 



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