Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

51. Was the #NoDAPL occupation at Standing Rock "spiritual" or "religious"?

Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

Richard J Callahan, Jr. [+-]
Gonzaga University
Richard J. Callahan, Jr., teaches at Gonzaga University. He is the author of Work and Faith in the Kentucky Coal Fields: Subject to Dust; editor of New Territories, New Perspectives: The Religious Impact of the Louisiana Purchase; and co-editor of The Bloomsbury Reader in the Study of Religion and Popular Culture. His work is particularly interested in the intersections and co-constitutions of religion, labor, and natural resource extraction.

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Pipeline opposition focused on relationships between human and other-than-human beings with respect to water being a source of life; the construction was damaging to sacred space; the language of spirituality, sacrality, and prayer was central to the water protector movement; and the occupation drew in religious communities from a variety of traditions. Still, it is important to examine the various meanings of "spiritual" or "religious" to various constituencies in this context.

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Callahan, Jr., Richard. 51. Was the #NoDAPL occupation at Standing Rock "spiritual" or "religious"?. Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 161-164 Sep 2022. ISBN 9781800502031. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43166. Date accessed: 17 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43166. Sep 2022

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