Groundswell : Indigenous Knowledge and a Call to Action for Climate Change

SKU: 9781771743440

Author:
Joe Neidhardt & Nicole Neidhardt
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Hardcover
Pages:
208
Publisher:
Strong Nations Publishing
Copyright Data:
2019

Price:
Sale price$49.95

Description

Edited by Joe Neidhardt and Nicole Neidhardt, Navajo (Diné). Contributors: David Abram, Taiaiake Alfred, Erin Brillon, Kristen Dey, Rod Dobell, Larry Emerson, Andy Everson, Teka Everstz, Karenna Gore, Merle Lefkoff, Gina Mowatt, Joe Neidhardt, Nicole Neidhardt, Larry Rasmussen, Mary Hasbah Roessel.

Groundswell is a collection of stirring and passionate essays from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers that eloquently present a compelling message about how traditional Indigenous knowledge and practices can and must be used to address climate change. The chapters interconnect, taking us from radical thinking to the gentleness of breath, and demonstrate that we are all in this together—everyone must understand what needs to be accomplished and participate in the care of Mother Earth.

Authors tap into religious and spiritual perspectives, explore the wisdom of youth, and share the insights of a nature-based philosophy. These collective writings give you a chance to contemplate and formulate your own direction. A moral revolution that can produce a groundswell of momentum toward a diverse society based on human rights, Indigenous rights, and the rights of Mother Earth.

Beautifully illustrated with photographs, Groundswell is augmented with video recordings from the authors and a short documentary film, available on the project’s website. Profits from the book will help support the videos, documentary, and future projects of The Call to Action for Climate Change. Visit www.envisionthebigpicture.com.

Educator Information
Recommended Resource for Grades 11-12 and College/University Students.

Social Studies/B.C. First Peoples/Comparative Cultures/Contemporary Indigenous Studies Curricular Concepts Explored in the Text:

Interactions between cultures and the natural environment.
The role of value systems and belief systems in the development of cultures.
Varied identities and worldviews of Indigenous peoples, and the importance of the interconnection of family, relationships, language, culture, and the land.
Factors that sustain and challenge the identities and worldviews of Indigenous peoples.
Science/Environmental Science Curricular Concepts Explored in the Text:

First Peoples knowledge and other traditional ecological knowledge in sustaining biodiversity.
Human actions and their impact on ecosystem integrity.
First Peoples ways of knowing and doing.
Resource stewardship.
English/English First Peoples Curricular Concepts Explored in the Text:

First Peoples languages and texts reflect their cultures, knowledge, histories, and worldviews.
Critically, creatively, and reflectively explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts.
Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world.
The diversity within and across First Peoples societies as represented in texts.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Invocation: Using Contemplative Meditation to Foster Change
Introduction: This Is the Moral Revolution
Climate Change Snapshots by Kristen Dey
Rooted: Staying Grounded Amidst a Changing Landscape by Nicole Neidhardt, Teka Everstz, and Gina Mowatt
What You Need to Know Is Not in a Book: Indigenous Education by Larry Emerson
Illuminating the Path Forward by Erin Brillon
Stories from Our Elders by Andy Everson
Religions for the Earth by Karenna Gore
How We Can Work Together by Merle Lefkoff
Essential Elements of Change by Mary Hasbah Roessel
The Radical Vision of Indigenous Resurgence by Taiaiake Alfred
Sharing the Wealth: Bending Toward Justice by Rod Dobell
The Commonwealth of Breath by David Abram
Science, Spirituality, Justice by Larry Rasmussen
The Moral Revolution, Weaving All the Parts by Joe Neidhardt
Acknowledgements
Further References
Further Readings
Contributors

Contributors: David Abram, Taiaiake Alfred, Erin Brillon, Kristen Dey, Rod Dobell, Larry Emerson, Andy Everson, Teka Everstz, Karenna Gore, Merle Lefkoff, Gina Mowatt, Joe Neidhardt, Nicole Neidhardt, Larry Rasmussen, Mary Hasbah Roessel.

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