Title

When God Put Daylight on Earth We Had One Voice': Kwakwaka'wakw Perspectives on Sustainability and the Rights of Nature

Published In

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature in Practise

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

10-2019

Abstract

In this chapter the authors ask: How are the 'Rights of Nature' truly manifested in an indigenous contenxt? We contend that one especially illuminating example can be found in the teaching of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) people of coastal British Columbia. The Kwakwaka'wakw are among the most studied indigenous people in Americas, and are thus a key reference point, providing a rich tradition that is widely known and accessible through accounts of past anthropologists and a handful of living experts.

The authors of this article all speak from deep groundings in Kwakwaka'wakw tradition.

Description

Chapter 6 in the book.

© 2020 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLP

DOI

10.1201/9780429505959

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/30456

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