I've been revisiting this book again and again lately Beacon P, Like many important things in our lives these days I have had to repeatedly revisit and reconsider Linebaugh's and Rediker's history of the beginnings of the British Transatlantic empire and the resistances that arose in response to the ordering processes of early global capitalism. The first time I read Many-Headed Hydra I was researching the origins of global capitalism and the various resistances to its rise.
American Politics and Indigenous Thought by T. We display our crafts, speak our language, dance our dances and share our stories. Of course, all these vital expressions of our culture and their continuation are essential to our survival as a distinct and separate people.
What I fear we neglect too often, however, is to take the additional steps necessary to promote the real foundation of all of this and the true key to our survival — Indigenous Thought. How do we think as Indigenous People and how does that thought process affect our world view and our value system?
Is an indigenous existence about more than just the physical manifestations of our culture? What is the true foundation of our identity?
These are indeed questions with far-reaching implications and they would require a great deal of time spent in honest reflection to answer, which is precisely the point.
This is an exercise we need to engage in. More than an exercise, this is a journey that we must embark upon both individually and collectively with the ultimate destination being a place of consensus. Like all journeys it must have a beginning and a path ahead which we can more easily find by determining a point of reference.
To begin here we will use a point of reference that has been the topic of much discussion lately and is familiar to most — American politics. I understand that Native People have not prospered in the two hundred plus years of this country being ruled by a singular ethnicity, so the monumental shift in just that reality was enough to give space for hope.
But as Indigenous People what were we hoping for, what do we look for beyond the rhetoric and the promises? If we are indeed a Native People with an indigenous world view, then we must look to the issues that affect us here and around the world.
Indigenous Peoples have a relationship to each other and to the land that birth us and sustains us, relationships that are at the core of our identity and value system.
It is these relationships that we need to make the foundation of our political evaluations also. So if Indigenous People are going to evaluate the Obama presidency or any other political leader, then we must use our own value system to do it with.
To us the opinions of Air America or Fox News should never be as relevant as the continued effects of government policies and actions on Indigenous Peoples here and around the world.
No matter how much we long to hope we must temper that desire with a commitment to truth. There is an old story among Indigenous People that is meant to caution us about the merits of clear thinking. The details vary from tribe to tribe but the core message is always consistent.
Many years ago a young hunter was making his way through the swamp in search of game with which he could feed his family. He had been gone from home several days and thus far all the deer had eluded him.
The snake and the hunter eyed each other suspiciously as the snake began to rattle and the hunter notched an arrow to his bow. I know of a place where there is more than enough game for both our needs, but I have not the strength left to get there on my own.She then traces the early modern history of the fable from Caxton, Lydgate, and Henryson through the eighteenth century, focusing on such figures as Spenser, Sidney, Lyly, Shakespeare, and Milton, as well as the lesser-known John Ogilby, Sir Roger L’Estrange, and Samuel Croxall.
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Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: Routledge In his article?Capitalism and Gay Identity?, John D'Emilio shows how the changing economy has directly affected sexuality and sexual identity.
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