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ISBN-10: 022677743X
ISBN-13: 9780226777436
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 05/28/2021
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 6.00" W, 0.80" H

What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?

Editor: Brooke Parry Hecht
Editor: Melissa K Nelson
Editor: Katherine Kassouf Cummings

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Overview

As we face an ever-more-fragmented world, What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? demands a return to the force of lineage–to spiritual, social, and ecological connections across time. It sparks a myriad of ageless-yet-urgent questions: How will I be remembered? What traditions do I want to continue? What cycles do I want to break? What new systems do I want to initiate for those yet-to-be-born? How do we endure? Published in association with the Center for Humans and Nature and interweaving essays, interviews, and poetry, this book brings together a thoughtful community of Indigenous and other voices–including Linda Hogan, Wendell Berry, Winona LaDuke, Vandana Shiva, Robin Kimmerer, and Wes Jackson–to explore what we want to give to our descendants. It is an offering to teachers who have come before and to those who will follow, a tool for healing our relationships with ourselves, with each other, and with our most powerful ancestors–the lands and waters that give and sustain all life.

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"What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? captures the deep dialogue, continuity, and resonance Indigenous peoples feel and espouse for ancestors, ourselves, our children–with a view for the now and for our very uncertain future. And yet, its audience is at once Indigenous and Universal. Weaving poetry, narrative, interview, essay, and spirit, it is a unique, landmark tapestry. Utterly timely and profoundly urgent."–Gregory Cajete, author of Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence
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Details

ISBN-10: 022677743X
ISBN-13: 9780226777436
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 05/28/2021
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 6.00" W, 0.80" H
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