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Original Instructions Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future

ISBN-10: 1591430798
ISBN-13: 9781591430797
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bear & Company
Publication date: 1/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Melissa K. Nelson, Ph.D., is an ecologist, writer, educator, and social activist whose work is dedicated to indigenous revitalization and cross-cultural reconciliation. She is a professor of American Indian studies at San Francisco State University and president of The Cultural Conservancy, a nonprofit indigenous rights organization. She also coproduced the award-winning documentary short film The Salt Song Trail: Bringing Creation Back Together. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Acknowledgments
About Bioneers
Bioneers and Editor's Statement on Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights
Preface: Remembering the Original Instructions
Introduction: Lighting the Sun of Our Future-How These Teachings Can Provide Illumination
Uncovering the Eco-Spiritual Values of the Original Instructions
Listening to Natural Law
First Nations Survival and the Future of the Earth
Acoma Coexistence and Continuance
Ethics from the Land: Traditional Protocols and the Maintenance of Peace
Indigenous Knowledge as the Basis for Our Future
Clear Thinking: A Positive Solitary View of Nature
Indigenous Democracies
The Iroquois Confederacy
A Democracy Based on Peace
An Okanagan Worldview of Society
Peace Technologies from the San Bushmen of Africa
The Art and Science of Kinship
Where Is the Holy Land?
Restoring Indigenous History and Culture to Nature
Protecting Water Quality and Religious Freedom at the Isleta Pueblo
The Art of Thriving in Place
Indigenous Feminine Power: in Honor of Sky Woman
She Is Us: Thought Woman and the Sustainability of Worship
Ethiopian Women: From Passive Resources to Active Citizens
Powerful Like a River: Reweaving the Web of Our Lives in Defense of Environmental and Reproductive Justice
You Are Where You Eat: Native Foods and Traditional Agriculture
From the First to the Last Bite: Learning from the Food Knowledge of Our Ancestors
Re-Indigenizing Our Bodies and Minds through Native Foods
Dancing for the Apus: Andean Food and Farming
On the Importance of Our Connection to Food
Protecting the Culture and Genetics of Wild Rice
Cultural Change, Climate Change, and the Future of Civilization
Decolonization and Global Indigenous Struggles for Justice
Protecting the Web of Life: Indigenous Knowledge and Biojustice
Return of the Ancient Council Ways: Indigenous Survival in Chiapas
Front Line of Resistance: Indigenous Peoples and Energy Development
Speaking for the Voiceless
Re-Indigenization
Re-Indigenization Defined
El Poder de la Palabra/The Power of the Word: Toward a Nahuatl/Mestizo Consciousness
Mending the Split-Head Society with Trickster Consciousness
Re-Nativization in North and South America
Taro Roots Run Deep: Hawaiian Restoration of Sacred Foods and Communities
The Power of Being a Human Being
Indigenous Resources
Notes
Bibliography
Contributors

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