Friday, August 16, 2013

Indigenous Religions: Sacred Land in America

In my World Religions class, we study indigenous religions in Africa, America, and Australia. I show part of the video above, In the Light of Reverence, when we look at native American religion. The documentary, from PBS's POV, looks at the significance of the land to native American religion and examines the native American struggle with whites over how the land should be used. The complete documentary features the Hopi in Arizona, the Wintu in California, and the Lakota in the Black Hills.

Last year, students completed a chart outlining the position that each group held and their reasons.

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