On This Spirit Walk

Author: Henrietta Mann,Anita Phillips

Publisher: United Methodist Publishing House

ISBN: 9781426758416

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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On This Spirit Walk is a resource for small group study within the local church. Setting this resource apart is the list of Native American United Methodist writers who contributed to this work. This diverse group includes a cross-section of tribes and nations, ages and life experiences. The inclusion of indigenous activist and human rights advocate Rev. Liberato Bautista provides a powerful depth of vision to these voices.

American Indian Activism

Alcatraz to the Longest Walk

Author: Troy R. Johnson,Joane Nagel,Duane Champagne

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066535

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 1983

Recounts the occupation of Alcatraz Island by Native American activists from 1969 to 1971, and places it in the context of organized Indian struggles in the 1960s and 1970s.

Two Spirits

A Story of Life with the Navajo

Author: Walter L. Williams,Edwin Clark Johnson,Toby Johnson,Wesley Thomas

Publisher: Lethe Press

ISBN: 1590210603

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

View: 4057

Twenty years after publishing his groundbreaking "The Spirit and the Flesh," anthropologist Williams teams up with award-winning writer Johnson to produce a work of historical fiction that is striking in its evocation of Navajo philosophy and spirituality.

When the Great Spirit Walked Among Us

Author: Terry M. Wildman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 098477064X

Category: Religion

Page: 330

View: 8517

When the Great Spirit Walked Among Us retells the story of the Gospels from one great oral storytelling tradition to another. With the feel of the indigenous oral storytellers, Terry Wildman captures the beauty and cadence of an oral story in written form. All four Gospels are combined into a single narrative and told again for English speaking First Nations peoples and all who want to hear the story again in a fresh and new way. This is an elegant retelling of the Gospel story that is sure to engage and excite a broad spectrum of readers. The second book of the First Nations Version Project by this author.

Simply Living

The Spirit of the Indigenous People

Author: Shirley A. Jones

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577310543

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 206

View: 3366

Gathers six hundred aphorisms from more than two hundred ethnic groups around the world on topics including tradition, identity, endurance, harmony, awareness, wisdom, love, and human relations

One Nation Under God

The Triumph of the Native American Church

Author: Reuben Snake

Publisher: Clear Light Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 5287

This inspirational book celebrates the faith and courage of members of a traditional church that -- in 20th century America -- still struggling for religious freedom. Their Greatest challenge is the ongoing legal battle against the 1990 Supreme Court decision citing peyote use to deny the Native American Church the First Amendment right to 'the free exercise of religion'. Legislation providing an exemption to the Native American Church was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1997. The eloquent personal testimony offered by Church members from many different tribes demonstrates the spiritual strength of this religious tradition and makes it clear that peyote is not used to obtain 'visions' but to heal the body and spirit and to teach righteousness. Peyote meetings play, which stress abstinence from alcohol, truthfulness, family obligations, economic self-suffering, service, and prayer. This book is important reading for any one who cares about spiritual values, political process, and the individual's freedom to worship according to the dictates of conscience.

Native American Communities on Health and Disability

A Borderland Dialogues

Author: L. Lovern,C. Locust

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137312025

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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This volume examines concepts of disability and wellness in Native American communities, prominently featuring the life's work of Dr. Carol Locust. Authors Locust and Lovern confront the difficulties of translating not only words but also entire concepts between Western and Indigenous cultures, and by increasing the cultural competency of those unfamiliar with Native American ways of being are able to bring readers from both cultures into a more equal dialogue. The three sections contained herein focus on intercultural translation; dialogues with Native American community members; and finally a discussion of being in the world gently as caregivers.

Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice

In Our Mother's Voice

Author: Maenette K.P. A Benham,Joanne Elizabet Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135662649

Category: Education

Page: 232

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What is the philosophy that should drive native education policy and practice? In July 1997 a group of native educational leaders from the United States (including Alaska and Hawai'i), Canada, Australia, and New Zealand gathered to define a potential solution to this question. This book passes on the individual educational philosophies of the participants and captures the essence of each in a dynamic, transformational, and holistic model--"Go to the Source"--which forwards a collective vision for a native language- and culture-based educational philosophy that native educational leaders and teachers, policymakers, and curriculum developers can use to ground their work. For more information visit http://ed-web2.educ.msu.edu/voice/

Strange Visitors

Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876

Author: Keith D. Smith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605685

Category: History

Page: 512

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Covering topics such as the Indian Act, the High Arctic relocation of 1953, and the conflict at Ipperwash, Keith D. Smith draws on a diverse selection of documents including letters, testimonies, speeches, transcripts, newspaper articles, and government records. In his thoughtful introduction, Smith provides guidance on the unique challenges of dealing with Indigenous primary sources by highlighting the critical skill of "reading against the grain." Each chapter includes an introduction and a list of discussion questions, and helpful background information is provided for each of the readings. Organized thematically into fifteen chapters, the reader also contains a list of key figures, along with maps and images.

Dawnland Voices

An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England

Author: Siobhan Senier

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803256809

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

View: 8467

Dawnland Voices calls attention to the little-known but extraordinarily rich literary traditions of New England’s Native Americans. This pathbreaking anthology includes both classic and contemporary literary works from ten New England indigenous nations: the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Mohegan, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Schaghticoke, and Wampanoag. Through literary collaboration and recovery, Siobhan Senier and Native tribal historians and scholars have crafted a unique volume covering a variety of genres and historical periods. From the earliest petroglyphs and petitions to contemporary stories and hip-hop poetry, this volume highlights the diversity and strength of New England Native literary traditions. Dawnland Voices introduces readers to the compelling and unique literary heritage in New England, banishing the misconception that “real” Indians and their traditions vanished from that region centuries ago.

Welcome to Your Designer Planet!

A Brief Account of the Cosmogony on Earth

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595888402

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 686

View: 4484

We now live in the time of the Gaian hierophant. This is the one who reveals and shows us how to relate to the sacred aspects of Gaia, our planet. Who is this hierophant? Each of us, when we join the campaign with Gaia against the desecration of our natural environment. But first we have to discover what the Earth really is. The Earth's thousands of sacred sites hold a secret: they are functional parts of the planet's geomantic body, consciousness nodes in the Earth's subtle body. Each veils a Light temple, each once known widely and remembered in myth, and Welcome to Your Designer Planet! documents 165 different kinds. The Earth is not an accident of the cosmos, but was designed specifically for humans as an extended Mystery temple primed to support and enhance our greater awareness. And the designers intended that humans help maintain it. Want to help the ecosystem and modulate global warming and climate change? Plug yourself into the Earth's Light grid through your nearest sacred site and start helping. Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton presents a working model of the Earth's geomantic reality based on 24 years of research. The world's myths are the doorway into this fantastic domain of the Earth's visionary geography, showing us where to go and what to do and even what kinds of spiritual beings to expect to see. The future of the Earth is in our hands. Here are some pages from its design manual showing us how to fine-tune our wonderful host planet.

Walking in the Sacred Manner

Healers, Dreamers, and Pipe Carriers--Medicine Women of the Plains

Author: Mark St. Pierre,Tilda Long Soldier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684802007

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 338

A portrait of the role of women in the spiritual and religious life of the Plains Indians community emerges from interviews with holy women and their families, showing the special status of female healers and destroying Native American stereotypes. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Back To The Blanket

A Native Narrative Of Discovery

Author: James A. Starkey, Jr.

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452065373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 4913

Not since Alex Haley’s Roots has a story probed so deeply into the intimate details of an indigenous American family. Inspired by the events of this Native American author’s descendants, Back to the Blanket chronicles seven generations of his Ojibwe “roots.” But just as importantly, it places the events within the context of a tumultuous time in American History – a time when Western European Civilization was gaining enormous inroads in the Americas and leaving in its wake a devastating clash of cultures. But this story is not about typical Indian-White confrontations – bloody, violent, avaricious Indian battles. It reveals a more subtle, yet just as deleterious, subjugation of a people through the proliferation of White trade goods, overzealous missionaries, diseases for which there were no cures, and the most contemptible allurement of all – alcohol. Back to the Blanket is a story of tragedy, guilt, pride, perseverance, hope and survival which begins in 1988 when the author undergoes a life-threatening bone marrow transplant for leukemia, a deadly blood disease. During the rigorous transplant procedures, he receives a powerful Native Vision, which begins to weave together the stories he has heard as a boy and his curiosity regarding his father’s tumultuous past. But it isn’t until six years later when he and his father are on a train trip bound for the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota that the Vision returns to reveal his legacy and the Red Trade Blanket that has been handed down through the generations.

That the People Might Live

Native American Literatures and Native American Community

Author: Jace Weaver

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019512037X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 2729

Weaver focuses on studying Native American literature as a reflection and shaper of community values, especially for modern urban Native Americans. For cultures so gravitized by oral tradition, the written word has become the messenger of culture and religion.

Voices of color

art and society in the Americas

Author: Phoebe M. Farris-Dufrene

Publisher: Humanities Press Intl


Category: Art

Page: 195

View: 7970

This work is unique in bringing a diversity of voices to the discussion of art in the Americas. The contributors, scholars, & artists of color in North & South America from wide-ranging cultural backgrounds-Asian, Latin, & Native American-bring their critical perspective to discussions of art & politics, art & feminist issues, art & the environment, indigenous art, & art in the various economic systems. The book focuses on how art & artists of color are influenced by the social & political issues in various Western countries, states, & cities. Throughout, it conveys a sense of how art & artists must interact with society-calling for action by artists to responsibly challenge the dominant powers through art that is politically & socially relevant.

Native American Autobiography

An Anthology

Author: Arnold Krupat

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299140243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

View: 4754

Native American Autobiography is the first collection to bring together the major autobiographical narratives by Native American people from the earliest documents that exist to the present. The thirty narratives included here cover a range of tribes and cultural areas, over a span of more than 200 years. From the earliest known written memoir—a 1768 narrative by the Reverend Samson Occom, a Mohegan, reproduced as a chapter here—to recent reminiscences by such prominent writers as N. Scott Momaday and Gerald Vizenor, the book covers a broad range of Native American experience. The sections include “Traditional Lives;” “The Christian Indians, from the Eighteenth Century to Indian Removal, 1830;” “The Resisting Indians, from Indian Removal to Wounded Knee, 1830-90;” “The Closed Frontier, 1890-;” “The Anthropologists' Indians, 1900-;” “'Native American Renaissance,' 1968-;” and “Traditional Lives Today.” Editor Arnold Krupat provides a general introduction, a historical introduction to each of the seven sections, extensive headnotes for each selection, and suggestions for further reading, making this an ideal resource for courses in American literature, history, anthropology, and Native American studies. General readers, too, will find a wealth of fascinating material in the life stories of these Native American men and women. "This is the first comprehensive anthology of American Indian autobiography ever published. It will be of interest to virtually anyone teaching or studying the literatures of the native peoples of North America, as well as to a general audience, because of the informative, literate introductions and the absorbing narratives themselves."—William L. Andrews, series editor

Eating Fire, Tasting Blood

An Anthology of the American Inidian Holocaust

Author: MariJo Moore

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9781560258384

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8974

As you walk out of your front door tomorrow morning, look down. Look to your left and to your right. Touch the earth: the concrete, the sidewalk, or whatever surrounds you. Undoubtedly you will be touching the layered coverings of the remains of indigenous peoples. Not arrowheads, not broken pieces of pottery — but the very DNA of the first peoples of this continent. For five centuries — from Columbus's arrival in 1492 to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s, to the renewed assault in the 1970s — our continent's indigenous people endured the most massive and systematic act of genocide in the history of the world. In Eating Fire, Tasting Blood, twenty established and up-and-coming American Indian writers from disparate nations and tribes offer stirring reflections on the history of their people. This is not a collection of essays about Native Americans but rather a collection BY Native Americans — the story of native holocaust on a tribe-by-tribe level as told by those few who have been fortunate enough to survive. Included are original essays by Vine Deloria Jr., Paula Gunn Allen, Linda Hogan, and Eduardo Galeano.

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Sovereign Erotics

A Collection of Two-spirit Literature

Author: Qwo-Li Driskill,Daniel Heath Justice,Deborah A. Miranda,Lisa Tatonetti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816502424

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 223

View: 7040

Two-Spirit people, identified by many different tribally specific names and standings within their communities, have been living, loving, and creating art since time immemorial. It wasn’t until the 1970s, however, that contemporary queer Native literature gained any public notice. Even now, only a handful of books address it specifically, most notably the 1988 collection Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology. Since that book’s publication twenty-three years ago, there has not been another collection published that focuses explicitly on the writing and art of Indigenous Two-Spirit and Queer people. This landmark collection strives to reflect the complexity of identities within Native Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Two-Spirit (GLBTQ2) communities. Gathering together the work of established writers and talented new voices, this anthology spans genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essay) and themes (memory, history, sexuality, indigeneity, friendship, family, love, and loss) and represents a watershed moment in Native American and Indigenous literatures, Queer studies, and the intersections between the two. Collaboratively, the pieces in Sovereign Erotics demonstrate not only the radical diversity among the voices of today’s Indigenous GLBTQ2 writers but also the beauty, strength, and resilience of Indigenous GLBTQ2 people in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Indira Allegra, Louise Esme Cruz, Paula Gunn Allen, Qwo-Li Driskill, Laura Furlan, Janice Gould, Carrie House, Daniel Heath Justice, Maurice Kenny, Michael Koby, M. Carmen Lane, Jaynie Lara, Chip Livingston, Luna Maia, Janet McAdams, Deborah Miranda, Daniel David Moses, D. M. O’Brien, Malea Powell, Cheryl Savageau, Kim Shuck, Sarah Tsigeyu Sharp, James Thomas Stevens, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, William Raymond Taylor, Joel Waters, and Craig Womack

Spirit Walk

Author: Jay Treiber

Publisher: Torrey House Press

ISBN: 1937226328

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 9776

A journey into the violent past of a troubled college professor who must revisit the specters of a borderland massacre.