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Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future

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For millennia the world's indigenous peoples have acted as guardians of the web of life for the next seven generations. They've successfully managed complex reciprocal relationships between biological and cultural diversity. Awareness of indigenous knowledge is reemerging at the eleventh hour to help avert global ecological and social collapse. Indigenous cultural wisdom shows us how to live in peace — with the earth and one another.

Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference. It depicts how the world's native leaders and scholars are safeguarding the original instructions, reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. Included are more than 20 contemporary indigenous leaders — such as Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, and John Trudell. These beautiful, wise voices remind us where hope lies.

Book News Annotation:

Presentations at various convenings of the Bioneers Convention share mostly North American native perspectives on protecting the environment, democracy, kinship, feminine power, food and agriculture, struggles for justice, and re-indigenization. There is no index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference. It depicts how the world's native leaders and scholars are safeguarding the original instructions, reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. More than 20 contemporary indigenous leaders remind us where hope lies.

Synopsis:

Original Instructions presents the ancient teachings for sustainable living that are safeguarded and maintained by indigenous peoples. With contributions from John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, Chief Oren Lyons, and others, these voices tell us how to live with a light footprint--in gratitude and with reverence for community and all creation.

Synopsis:

Indigenous leaders and other visionaries suggest solutions to todays global crisis

• Original Instructions are ancient ways of living from the heart of humanity within the heart of nature

• Explores the convergence of indigenous and contemporary science and the re-indigenization of the worlds peoples

• Includes authoritative indigenous voices, including John Mohawk and Winona LaDuke

For millennia the worlds indigenous peoples have acted as guardians of the web of life for the next seven generations. Theyve successfully managed complex reciprocal relationships between biological and cultural diversity. Awareness of indigenous knowledge is reemerging at the eleventh hour to help avert global ecological and social collapse. Indigenous cultural wisdom shows us how to live in peace--with the earth and one another.

Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference. It depicts how the worlds native leaders and scholars are safeguarding the original instructions, reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. Included are more than 20 contemporary indigenous leaders--such as Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, and John Trudell. These beautiful, wise voices remind us where hope lies.

Synopsis:

This collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference focuses on the original instructions for living preserved in indigenous traditions, and how this natural wisdom can enable us to live in harmony with biological and cultural diversity. Original Instructions shows how to live with a light footprint--in gratitude, and with reverence for community and all creation.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

About Bioneers

Bioneers and Editor’s Statement on Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights

Preface: Remembering the Original Instructions

Kenny Ausubel

Introduction: Lighting the Sun of Our Future--How These Teachings Can Provide Illumination

Melissa K. Nelson

Part One

UNCOVERING THE ECO-SPIRITUAL

VALUES OF THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS

1 Listening to Natural Law

Chief Oren Lyons

2   First Nations Survival and the Future of the Earth

Rebecca Adamson

3   Acoma Coexistence and Continuance

Petuuche Gilbert

4   Ethics from the Land: Traditional Protocols and the Maintenance of Peace

Marlowe Sam

5   Indigenous Knowledge as the Basis for Our Future

Priscilla Settee

6   Clear Thinking: A Positive Solitary View of Nature

John Mohawk

Part Two

INDIGENOUS DEMOCRACIES

7   The Iroquois Confederacy

John Mohawk

8   A Democracy Based on Peace

Chief Oren Lyons

9   An Okanagan Worldview of Society

Jeannette Armstrong

10   Peace Technologies from the San Bushmen of Africa

Megan Biesele, Kxao =Oma., and /’Angn!ao /’Un

Part Three

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF KINSHIP

11   Where Is the Holy Land?

Leslie Gray

12   Restoring Indigenous History and Culture to Nature

Dennis Martinez, Enrique Salmón, and Melissa K. Nelson

13   Protecting Water Quality and Religious Freedom at the Isleta Pueblo

Verna Williamson-Teller

14   The Art of Thriving in Place

John Mohawk

Part Four

INDIGENOUS FEMININE POWER:

IN HONOR OF SKY WOMAN

15   She Is Us: Thought Woman and the Sustainability of Worship

Paula Gunn Allen

16   Ethiopian Women: From Passive Resources to Active Citizens

Bogaletch Gebre

17   Powerful Like a River: Reweaving the Web of Our Lives in Defense of Environmental and Reproductive Justice

Katsi Cook

Part Five

YOU ARE WHERE YOU EAT:

NATIVE FOODS AND

TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURE

18   From the First to the Last Bite: Learning from the Food Knowledge of Our Ancestors

John Mohawk

19   Re-Indigenizing Our Bodies and Minds through Native Foods

Melissa K. Nelson

20   Dancing for the Apus: Andean Food and Farming

Julio Valladolid Rivera

21   On the Importance of Our Connection to Food

Jacquelyn Ross

22   Protecting the Culture and Genetics of Wild Rice

Winona LaDuke

23   Cultural Change, Climate Change, and the Future of Civilization

John Mohawk

Part Six

DECOLONIZATION AND GLOBAL INDIGENOUS

STRUGGLES FOR JUSTICE

24   Protecting the Web of Life: Indigenous Knowledge and Biojustice

Tom Goldtooth

25   Return of the Ancient Council Ways: Indigenous Survival in Chiapas

Ohki Siminé Forest

26   Front Line of Resistance: Indigenous Peoples and Energy Development

Clayton Thomas-Muller

27   Speaking for the Voiceless

Richard DeerTrack

Part Seven

RE-INDIGENIZATION

28   Re-Indigenization Defined

Greg Cajete, John Mohawk, and Julio Valladolid Rivera

29   El Poder de la Palabra/The Power of the Word: Toward a Nahuatl/Mestizo Consciousness

Francisco X. Alarcón

30   Mending the Split-Head Society with Trickster Consciousness

Melissa K. Nelson

31   Re-Nativization in North and South America

Tirso Gonzales

32   Taro Roots Run Deep: Hawaiian Restoration of Sacred Foods and Communities

Mark Paikuli-Stride, Eric Enos, and Nalani Minton

33   The Power of Being a Human Being

John Trudell

Indigenous Resources

Notes

Bibliography

Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591430797
Author:
Nelson, Melissa K.
Publisher:
Bear & Company
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Gaia & Earth Energies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Philosophy of nature
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
ANCIENT WISDOM;EARTH STUDIES;ECOLOGY;ENVIRONMENTAL;INDIGENOUS;NATIVE AMERICAN
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 21.84 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference. It depicts how the world's native leaders and scholars are safeguarding the original instructions, reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. More than 20 contemporary indigenous leaders remind us where hope lies.
"Synopsis" by , Original Instructions presents the ancient teachings for sustainable living that are safeguarded and maintained by indigenous peoples. With contributions from John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, Chief Oren Lyons, and others, these voices tell us how to live with a light footprint--in gratitude and with reverence for community and all creation.
"Synopsis" by , Indigenous leaders and other visionaries suggest solutions to todays global crisis

• Original Instructions are ancient ways of living from the heart of humanity within the heart of nature

• Explores the convergence of indigenous and contemporary science and the re-indigenization of the worlds peoples

• Includes authoritative indigenous voices, including John Mohawk and Winona LaDuke

For millennia the worlds indigenous peoples have acted as guardians of the web of life for the next seven generations. Theyve successfully managed complex reciprocal relationships between biological and cultural diversity. Awareness of indigenous knowledge is reemerging at the eleventh hour to help avert global ecological and social collapse. Indigenous cultural wisdom shows us how to live in peace--with the earth and one another.

Original Instructions evokes the rich indigenous storytelling tradition in this collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference. It depicts how the worlds native leaders and scholars are safeguarding the original instructions, reminding us about gratitude, kinship, and a reverence for community and creation. Included are more than 20 contemporary indigenous leaders--such as Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, and John Trudell. These beautiful, wise voices remind us where hope lies.

"Synopsis" by , This collection of presentations gathered from the annual Bioneers conference focuses on the original instructions for living preserved in indigenous traditions, and how this natural wisdom can enable us to live in harmony with biological and cultural diversity. Original Instructions shows how to live with a light footprint--in gratitude, and with reverence for community and all creation.
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