On This Spirit Walk

Author: Henrietts Mann
Publisher: Official Products of the Umph
ISBN: 1426758413
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Religion

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.

The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2016

Author: United Methodist Church
Publisher: United Methodist Publishing House
ISBN: 9781501833250
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Religion

The Book of Resolutions provides models for applying an active faith to daily life in ways that can impact the world around us. The new Book of Resolutions contains all current social policies adopted by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Includes positions on more than 200 subjects, organized into seven sections: The Natural World The Political Community The Nurturing Community The World Community The Social Community The Economic Community Other Resolutions Fully indexed by resolution title, Scripture reference, and topic. Available in English only.

Native and Christian

Author: James Treat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136044861
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Religion

Native and Christian is an anthology of essays by indigenous writers in the United States and Canada on the problem of native Christian identity. This anthology documents the emergence of a significant new collective voice on the North American religious landscape. It brings together in one volume articles originally published in a variety of sources (many of them obscure or out-of-print) including religious magazines, scholarly journals, and native periodicals, along with one previously unpublished manuscript.

Wearing the Morning Star

Author: Brian Swann
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803293402
Release Date: 2005-08-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

With Wearing the Morning Star, Brian Swann presents a collection of more than one hundred Native American songs that celebrate the rich and vibrant oral traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America. These are songs of the earth and the sky, songs of mourning and of love, parts of ceremonies and rites and rituals. Some have familiar themes; others illuminate the complexities and differences of the Native cultures. The collection includes songs of derision and threat, ribald songs, hunting chants, and a song sung by an Inuit about the first airplane he ever saw. ø Swann has provided an authoritative introduction and notes for each selection that place the songs in their cultural contexts. He has reworked the original translations where appropriate to allow the modern reader to appreciate and enjoy these remarkable works and provides a new preface for this Bison Books edition.

Marxism and Native Americans

Author: Ward Churchill
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 089608177X
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Political Science

In a unique format of intellectual challenge and counter-challenge prominent Native Americans and Marxists debate the viability of Marxism and the prevalence of ethnocentric bias in politics, culture, and social theory. The authors examine the status of Western notions of "progress" and "development" in the context of the practical realities faced by American Indians in their ongoing struggle for justice and self-determination. This dialogue offers critical insights into the nature of ecological awareness and dialectics and into the possibility of constructing a social theory that can bridge cultural boundaries.

One Nation Under God

Author: Reuben Snake
Publisher: Clear Light Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015047565216
Release Date: 1997-10-01
Genre: Political Science

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.

Simply Living

Author: Shirley Jones
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608680061
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Psychology

Each of us has a tribal ancestry. We carry within us an ancient identity. Most of us took the technological path from this source: logical, analytical, exclusive, specialized, centralized. A very small minority has remained on the path of their ancestors: holistic, intuitive, inclusive, diversified, and generalized. Their lives are organized along simpler lines, simpler living. While critically endangered in most parts of the world, and disappearing as larger technological cultures surround and dilute them, the last strains of their wisdom live on today. Most of us now are trying to simplify our technological lives, to bring our existence more into line with the wisdom of nature and community. Simply Living gathers wisdom from 240 ethnic groups on every continent about this way of life, seeking to find a voice that harkens back to our ancient identity. This is wisdom based in villages and tribes, wisdom built on awareness of the natural world and awareness of the basic human needs often ignored by modern life. Often funny and eccentric, the quotes offered here avoid glorifying indigenous people and instead seek to show the full texture of human experience while revealing the common truths we share.

Native Heart

Author: Gabriel Horn
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781931044554
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Most lives are lived solely in the present. But some lives are also lived with a spiritual and historical connection to the past. These lives grant us a sense of hope for the future. NATIVE HEART is the story of Gabriel Horn and his attempt to live a modern man's life that's true to the indigenous spirit of this land we call America. As a teacher in the American Indian Movement Survival Schools, and as a writer, activist, husband, and father, Horn presents a challenging and haunting perspective on our "new world" culture and values. Whether it's revealing a genocide Western historians choose to ignore, enabling Native American prisoners to pray with the pipe, or teaching his own Native children the lessons of nature and history, Horn stays true to his heart and to the vision that inspired his journey. His encounters with the "shadow people," his relationship to the Earth, and his quest for understanding and purpose within the "Great Holy Mystery" are retold in this intimate autobiographical novel.

The Wisdom of the Native Americans

Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 157731297X
Release Date: 2010-10-06
Genre: Social Science

The teachings of the Native Americans provide a connection with the land, the environment, and the simple beauties of life. This collection of writings from revered Native Americans offers timeless, meaningful lessons on living and learning. Taken from writings, orations, and recorded observations of life, this book selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes — perhaps even more timely now than when they were first written. In addition to the short passages, this edition includes the complete Soul of an Indian, as well as other writings by Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), one of the great interpreters of American Indian thought, and three great speeches by Chiefs Joseph, Seattle, and Red Jacket.

Native American Communities on Health and Disability

Author: L. Lovern
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137312020
Release Date: 2013-03-27
Genre: Social Science

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.

Dawnland Voices

Author: Siobhan Senier
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803256804
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Social Science

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.

When the Great Spirit Walked Among Us

Author: Terry M. Wildman
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780984770649
Release Date: 2014-08-08
Genre: Religion

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. Imagine the story of Jesus from four different Gospels combined into and single narrative and retold for Native Americans and all English speaking First Nations Peoples. The surprise felt by many, even those who have no Native American heritage, is the profound effect on the reader. Hearing the familiar story told with a different voice, an indigenous voice, opens a world of wonderful insights and meanings. This is an elegant retelling of the Gospel story that is sure to engage and excite a broad spectrum of readers. To honor and show the beauty of the Native American tradition, all the names are translated by their original language meaning, and so Abraham is Father Of Many Nations, Jesus is Creator Sets Free, and Peter is Stands On The Rock. This is the second book of the First Nations Version Project by this author.

Outback Spirit

Author: Sue Williams
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780857964274
Release Date: 2010-08-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Five kids orphaned by a terrible accident . . . A struggling family living in the most isolated spot on earth. . . Asingle dad battling to cope in a house falling down around his ears. . . A desperately ill woman in the middle of nowhere . . . In the great Outback traditions of mateship, resilience and generosity come these stories of ordinary people who, against seemingly insurmountable odds, help out those who inhabit Australia's vast untamed frontiers. No task is too great and no sacrifice too much for these modern-day heroes. Cheryl flies sick patients from rural areas to emergency medical treatment in cities; Sue is often the only one between life and death for her patients in the Kimberley; Ricky trades city comforts to connect with kids through sport in the dust of the desert andEileen overcomes great challenges to protect remote land for generations to come. These are some of the men and womenwho embody the spirit of the Outback. Inspiring, stirring and touching by turn, thesepeople draw on enormous personal reserves tomaintain the values of the Outbackfor the future of all Australians. 'A taste of the great things happening in the outback. Williams has found some real gems.' - Weekly Times

Indian Voices

Author: Alison Owings
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813550961
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Social Science

In Indian Voices, Alison Owings takes readers on a fresh journey across America, east to west, north to south, and around again. Owings's most recent oral history—engagingly written in a style that entertains and informs—documents what Native Americans say about themselves, their daily lives, and the world around them. Young and old from many tribal nations speak with candor, insight, and (unknown to many non-Natives) humor about what it is like to be a Native American in the twenty-first century. Through intimate interviews many also express their thoughts about the sometimes staggeringly ignorant, if often well-meaning, non-Natives they encounter—some who do not realize Native Americans still exist, much less that they speak English, have cell phones, use the Internet, and might attend powwows and power lunches. Indian Voices, an inspiring and important contribution to the literature about the original Americans, will make every reader rethink the past—and present—of the United States.

Queer Mobilizations

Author: Manon Tremblay
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774829106
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Political Science

Canada is considered a leader when it comes to LGBTQ rights, yet this is a fairly recent phenomenon – one that is largely due to the tireless work of disparate groups of LGBTQ activists. Queer Mobilizations examines the relationships between LGBTQ activists and local, provincial, and federal Canadian governments. The contributors explore how various governments have tried to regulate and repress LGBTQ movements, and how, in turn, queer activists have successfully shaped public policy, across the political spectrum, from city halls to Parliament Hill.