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The Resource Wisdom of the elders : honoring sacred native visions of nature, David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson

Wisdom of the elders : honoring sacred native visions of nature, David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson

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Wisdom of the elders : honoring sacred native visions of nature
Title
Wisdom of the elders
Title remainder
honoring sacred native visions of nature
Statement of responsibility
David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores beliefs about the relationship between humans and the environment in the ecological wisdom of the world's indigenous peoples
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1936-
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Suzuki, David T.
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF80
LC item number
.S88 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Knudtson, Peter
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  • Human ecology
  • Nature worship
  • Indians
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Écologie humaine
  • Nature
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Autochtones
  • Human ecology
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Nature worship
  • Nature
  • Nature
Label
Wisdom of the elders : honoring sacred native visions of nature, David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
  • Acknowledgments (p.xv) -- Author's note (p.xvii) -- A personal foreword : the value of native ecologies / David Suzuki (p.xxvii) -- Visions of the natural world : shaman and scientist (p.1) -- Distant times : recognizing the kinship of all life (p.23) -- The power of the sun's yellow light (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.28) -- Makers and formers (American Southwest : Hopi) (p.30) -- In distant times it is said (Alaskan interior : Koyukon) (p.34) -- Saya, the first hunter (Northeastern British Columbia : Dunne-za (Beaver) (p.37) -- Talaiden : a sacred law against laughing at animals (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.40) -- Northwestern Territory, Australia : Yarruiln community) (p.45) -- Life goes on without end (North American Arctic : Barren Grounds Inuit) (p.48)
  • Contents (cont.): Mother Earth : nature as a living system (p.51) -- The building blocks of the universe (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.56) -- The path of our elder the sun (New Mexico : Tewa (Eastern Pueblo)) (p.58) -- In praise of the red ant ally (Amazonia : Kayapo) (p.62) -- The nature of things (Canadian Subarctic : Waswanipi Cree) (p.67)-- The world energy circuit (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.70) -- Ways of seeing nature : native natural histories (p.75) -- An observational biology (Africa : San Bushmen) (p.79) -- The architecture of the human brain (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.85) -- On nurturing nature (Amazonia : Kayapo) (p.91) -- Human greed and pollution will one day destroy the world (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.95)
  • Contents (cont.): Primal powers : the kinship of humans and beasts (p.97) -- On frightening children (North American Arctic : Barren Grounds Inuit) (p.102) -- The gifts of the northern wind (Canadian Subarctic : Waswanipi Cree) (p.105) -- Each species sees the world through its own eyes (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.107) -- animal behavior (Africa : San Bushmen) (p.112) -- The master of the animals (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.115) -- The willingness of a deer to die (North-Central California : Wintu) (p.120) -- Plant powers : the relationship between humans and vegetation (p.125) -- Something that grows (Alaskan Interior : Koyukon) (p.130) -- Islands of forest (Amazonia : Kayapo) (p.136) -- Cutting the cane people (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.139) -- The honey tree song (Sarawak, Malaysia : Dayak) (p.144)
  • Contents (cont.): Sacred space : the relationship between humans and land (p.149) -- The sacred microcosm of the Navajo hogan (American Southwest : Navajo) (p.154) -- How humans, spirit power, and the land create a living whole (Central British Columbia : Gitksan) (p.157) -- Red kangaroo dreaming (Central Australia : Aranda) (p.159) -- The heart of our mother Earth (Arizona : Hopi) (p.168) -- Bone country (Northern Australia : Murngin (p.170) -- Time as a circle : responding to the rhythms of nature (p.175) -- A year of caribou moons (North American Arctic : Barren Grounds Inuit) (p.181) -- Swan time (Northeastern British Columbia : Dunne-za (Beaver)) (p.184) -- The pulsations of cosmic time (American Southwest : Navajo) (p.186) -- The consequences of time's circle on cause and effect (Central British Columbia : Gitksan and Wetsuweten) (p.188) -- Time measured by the forests we have eaten (Vietnam : Mnong Gar) (p.191)
  • Contents (cont.): World renewal : maintaining balance in the natural world (p.195) -- Caring for the land (North-Central California : Wintu) (p.200) -- A prayer to the inner forms of the Earth (American Southwest : Navajo) (p.203) -- Dancing to renew the world (Amazonia, Brazil : Kayapo) (p.207) -- Human overpopulation (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.208) -- Human responsibility for nature (North-Central United States : Dakota Sioux) (p.211) -- The suffering of trees (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.213)
  • Bringing the buds to life (New Mexico : Tewa (Eastern Pueblo) (p.215) -- The fate of the Earth : Voices of the elders (p.221) -- Communicating a sense of the sacred (Southwestern British Columbia :) (p.233).- Indigenous people--caretakers of all life (Hotevilla, Arizona : Hopi) (p.235). destruction of the wooden people (Mesoamerica: Maya) (p.242) -- Appendix : excerpt from the United Nations draft " Universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (p.251) -- Notes (p.259) -- Index (p.269)
  • Contents (cont.): World renewal : maintaining balance in the natural world (p.195) -- Caring for the land (North-Central California : Wintu) (p.200) -- A prayer to the inner forms of the Earth (American Southwest : Navajo) (p.203) -- Dancing to renew the world (Amazonia, Brazil : Kayapo) (p.207) -- Human overpopulation (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.208) -- Human responsibility for nature (North-Central United States : Dakota Sioux) (p.211) -- The suffering of trees (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.213) -- Bringing the buds to life (New Mexico : Tewa (Eastern Pueblo)) (p.215) -- The fate of the Earth : Voices of the elders (p.221) -- Communicating a sense of the sacred (Southwestern British Columbia : Lilwat) (p.233) -- Indigenous people--caretakers of all life (Hotevilla, Arizona : Hopi) (p.235)
  • Contents (cont.): Our mother the Earth is growing old now (Northeastern North America : Iroquois Confederacy) (p.237) -- The gourd of ashes (Oraibi, Arizona : Hopi) (p.241) -- The destruction of the wooden people (Mesoamerica : Maya) (p.242) -- Appendix : excerpt from the United Nations draft "Universal Declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples" (p.251) -- Notes (p.259) -- Index (p.269)
Control code
ocm25164911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xliv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780553088625
Lccn
92000067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25164911
  • (OCoLC)25164911
Label
Wisdom of the elders : honoring sacred native visions of nature, David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments (p.xv) -- Author's note (p.xvii) -- A personal foreword : the value of native ecologies / David Suzuki (p.xxvii) -- Visions of the natural world : shaman and scientist (p.1) -- Distant times : recognizing the kinship of all life (p.23) -- The power of the sun's yellow light (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.28) -- Makers and formers (American Southwest : Hopi) (p.30) -- In distant times it is said (Alaskan interior : Koyukon) (p.34) -- Saya, the first hunter (Northeastern British Columbia : Dunne-za (Beaver) (p.37) -- Talaiden : a sacred law against laughing at animals (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.40) -- Northwestern Territory, Australia : Yarruiln community) (p.45) -- Life goes on without end (North American Arctic : Barren Grounds Inuit) (p.48)
  • Contents (cont.): Mother Earth : nature as a living system (p.51) -- The building blocks of the universe (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.56) -- The path of our elder the sun (New Mexico : Tewa (Eastern Pueblo)) (p.58) -- In praise of the red ant ally (Amazonia : Kayapo) (p.62) -- The nature of things (Canadian Subarctic : Waswanipi Cree) (p.67)-- The world energy circuit (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.70) -- Ways of seeing nature : native natural histories (p.75) -- An observational biology (Africa : San Bushmen) (p.79) -- The architecture of the human brain (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.85) -- On nurturing nature (Amazonia : Kayapo) (p.91) -- Human greed and pollution will one day destroy the world (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.95)
  • Contents (cont.): Primal powers : the kinship of humans and beasts (p.97) -- On frightening children (North American Arctic : Barren Grounds Inuit) (p.102) -- The gifts of the northern wind (Canadian Subarctic : Waswanipi Cree) (p.105) -- Each species sees the world through its own eyes (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.107) -- animal behavior (Africa : San Bushmen) (p.112) -- The master of the animals (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.115) -- The willingness of a deer to die (North-Central California : Wintu) (p.120) -- Plant powers : the relationship between humans and vegetation (p.125) -- Something that grows (Alaskan Interior : Koyukon) (p.130) -- Islands of forest (Amazonia : Kayapo) (p.136) -- Cutting the cane people (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.139) -- The honey tree song (Sarawak, Malaysia : Dayak) (p.144)
  • Contents (cont.): Sacred space : the relationship between humans and land (p.149) -- The sacred microcosm of the Navajo hogan (American Southwest : Navajo) (p.154) -- How humans, spirit power, and the land create a living whole (Central British Columbia : Gitksan) (p.157) -- Red kangaroo dreaming (Central Australia : Aranda) (p.159) -- The heart of our mother Earth (Arizona : Hopi) (p.168) -- Bone country (Northern Australia : Murngin (p.170) -- Time as a circle : responding to the rhythms of nature (p.175) -- A year of caribou moons (North American Arctic : Barren Grounds Inuit) (p.181) -- Swan time (Northeastern British Columbia : Dunne-za (Beaver)) (p.184) -- The pulsations of cosmic time (American Southwest : Navajo) (p.186) -- The consequences of time's circle on cause and effect (Central British Columbia : Gitksan and Wetsuweten) (p.188) -- Time measured by the forests we have eaten (Vietnam : Mnong Gar) (p.191)
  • Contents (cont.): World renewal : maintaining balance in the natural world (p.195) -- Caring for the land (North-Central California : Wintu) (p.200) -- A prayer to the inner forms of the Earth (American Southwest : Navajo) (p.203) -- Dancing to renew the world (Amazonia, Brazil : Kayapo) (p.207) -- Human overpopulation (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.208) -- Human responsibility for nature (North-Central United States : Dakota Sioux) (p.211) -- The suffering of trees (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.213)
  • Bringing the buds to life (New Mexico : Tewa (Eastern Pueblo) (p.215) -- The fate of the Earth : Voices of the elders (p.221) -- Communicating a sense of the sacred (Southwestern British Columbia :) (p.233).- Indigenous people--caretakers of all life (Hotevilla, Arizona : Hopi) (p.235). destruction of the wooden people (Mesoamerica: Maya) (p.242) -- Appendix : excerpt from the United Nations draft " Universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (p.251) -- Notes (p.259) -- Index (p.269)
  • Contents (cont.): World renewal : maintaining balance in the natural world (p.195) -- Caring for the land (North-Central California : Wintu) (p.200) -- A prayer to the inner forms of the Earth (American Southwest : Navajo) (p.203) -- Dancing to renew the world (Amazonia, Brazil : Kayapo) (p.207) -- Human overpopulation (Colombia (Northwestern Amazon) : Desana) (p.208) -- Human responsibility for nature (North-Central United States : Dakota Sioux) (p.211) -- The suffering of trees (Malaysia : Chewong) (p.213) -- Bringing the buds to life (New Mexico : Tewa (Eastern Pueblo)) (p.215) -- The fate of the Earth : Voices of the elders (p.221) -- Communicating a sense of the sacred (Southwestern British Columbia : Lilwat) (p.233) -- Indigenous people--caretakers of all life (Hotevilla, Arizona : Hopi) (p.235)
  • Contents (cont.): Our mother the Earth is growing old now (Northeastern North America : Iroquois Confederacy) (p.237) -- The gourd of ashes (Oraibi, Arizona : Hopi) (p.241) -- The destruction of the wooden people (Mesoamerica : Maya) (p.242) -- Appendix : excerpt from the United Nations draft "Universal Declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples" (p.251) -- Notes (p.259) -- Index (p.269)
Control code
ocm25164911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xliv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780553088625
Lccn
92000067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25164911
  • (OCoLC)25164911

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