Other Indigenous Traditions

2019 Apr 04

The Land and the Waters are Speaking

(All day)


45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
The ongoing destruction of Earth’s natural systems is the result of decisions, made daily, by billions of people. These decisions are voluntary and involuntary at once, collective and personal. The question must be asked: what is driving our actions? How do we reignite and reimagine a spiritual relationship with this beautiful planet we call home? From traditions around the world, and from within ourselves, how might we create different narratives that honor Nature and acknowledge the sacred? Two indigenous leaders – Nainoa Thompson and Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (Uncle) – have both been... Read more about The Land and the Waters are Speaking

Obama Holds Private Meeting As Cops Mass Near NoDAPL Front Lines - ICTMN.com

October 30, 2016
While Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier sat down with President Barack Obama at a private roundtable in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 25, Morton County, N.D. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier was calling in police reinforcements from six states to enforce Energy Transfer Partners’ demands that “trespassers” be removed from the path of the pipeline.

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Maribel Valencia Castillo

Maribel Valencia Castillo was a student at Harvard Divinity School when she researched difficulties encountered by the Hmong community in Merced, California in maintaining their religious beliefs as a form of cultural preservation. The result was a report, "Hmong Shamans: A Journey to the Spirit World." Traditionally the Hmong embrace an Animist tradition, yet since their relocation in the United States they have found their religious beliefs under scrutiny from public officials and others. The goal of this research was to find how the Hmong have responded to the pressures of proselytism, how they have created ways to preserve their traditions, and most importantly, how their religious traditions have been changed in order to adapt to American culture. 



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Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge, MA

Dr. Linda Barnes

Dr. Linda Barnes is a professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and teaches in the Division of Religious and Theological... Read more about Linda Barnes
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA