The Clean Place: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Roots of Turtle Island

Edited By: Michael Hankard

$33.00

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.

  • ISBN: 978-1-926476-26-1
    Price: $33.00
    Binding: Paperback
    Date: 2019
    Rights: World
    Pages: 251
    Size: 6” x 9”

  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Acknowledgement
    Gchi-Biimskogaabiwiding
    Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Michael Hankard

    1. I Still Have the Place
    Lorraine Rekmans

    2. Unsettling the Clean Place: Beginnings of a Philosophical Reflection
    Réal Fillion

    3. Giving Thanks for the Light
    Ross Hoffman

    4. In Place and Time: Indigenous Women’s Re-Weaving and Resistances
    Laura Hall

    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
    Taima Moeke-Pickering

    7. Stewards of the Sacred
    Cynthia Landrum

    8. A Buffalo’s Breath on a Cold Winter Morning
    Michael Hankard

    9. Wahi Pana: A Hawaiian Sense of Place and Relationship to the Land
    Umi Perkins

    10. The Land is One with Us, and We are One with the Land: A Personal Journal
    Emily Faries

    11. Caring for Past/Present/Future Through Anishinabe Photography on the Land
    Celeste Pedri-Spade

    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
    Barbara Waterfall

    14. Biinidsa: Going Home to Clean Up
    Kevin FitzMaurice

    Epilogue: Clean Water in the ‘Clean Place’?
    Maurice Switzer

    About the Authors

  • Michael Hankard

     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, PhD

    External 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, PhD

    Chair, Indigenous Education
    Nipissing University