9. Why is it sometimes risky to present Indigenous traditions as religious?
Bjørn Ola Tafjord [+]
University of Tromsø
Bjørn Ola Tafjord is professor of religious studies at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, co-leader of the research group Indigenous Religion(s): Local Grounds, Global Networks (INREL), and PI of the collaborative research project The Governmateriality of Indigenous Religions (GOVMAT).
This chapter briefly points out some of the risks that may arise if or when certain indigenous traditions are categorized as ‘religious’.