The Clean Place: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Roots of Turtle Island
Edited By: Michael Hankard
Within Turtle Island Indigenous people know that its spiritual centre is the ultimate mover within everything we do and are surrounded by. The Clean Place: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Roots of Turtle Island illuminates the strong connection Indigenous people have with the land and the importance of a paradigm shift worldwide toward sustainable ways of thinking and being. The voices and perspectives of the writers weave traditional teachings, spirituality, and messages of hope, change, and transformation.
Size: 6” x 9”
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. I Still Have the Place
2. Unsettling the Clean Place: Beginnings of a Philosophical Reflection
3. Giving Thanks for the Light
4. In Place and Time: Indigenous Women’s Re-Weaving and Resistances
5. The Healing Journey: Spirituality, Cultural Connection and the Significance of Aboriginal Peoples Relationship to the Land
John E. Charlton & John G. Hansen
6. Honouring Papatuanuku: Honouring Mother Earth
7. Stewards of the Sacred
8. A Buffalo’s Breath on a Cold Winter Morning
9. Wahi Pana: A Hawaiian Sense of Place and Relationship to the Land
10. The Land is One with Us, and We are One with the Land: A Personal Journal
11. Caring for Past/Present/Future Through Anishinabe Photography on the Land
12. Washed ‘Clean’ in Zimbabwe: The Dzivaguru Creation Story
Collis G. Machoko
13. Reflections on Urban Connections to Land and Ceremony: Uncovering the Virtues of Creativity, Cultural Resiliency, Flexibility and Tenacity
14. Biinidsa: Going Home to Clean Up
Epilogue: Clean Water in the ‘Clean Place’?
About the Authors
Michael Hankard, PhD is Abenaki/Métis, and Assistant Professor within the Indigenous Studies Department at the University of Sudbury.
Dr. Michael Hankard's book 'The Clean Place" illuminates a strong connection Indigenous people have with the land and the importance of a paradigm shift worldwide toward sustainable ways of thinking and being. The voices and perspectives of the writers weave traditional teachings, spirituality, and message of hope, change, and transformation. This book is a must read.
Herman J. Michell, PhDExternal Consultant, Prince Albert Grand Council
Dr. Hankard’s compilation takes us on a journey throughout Turtle Island and beyond, across sacred oceans to the ancestral homelands of our relatives. This journey illuminates a connecting theme of Indigenous existence on, from and with the land as a sacred being. Upon a shared reading of a chapter with my son, it was clear he embodied the teachings within – he was doing his part in maintaining the Clean Place.
Cindy Peltier, PhDChair, Indigenous Education