Wednesday, March 23, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS: Traditional Knowledge, Spirituality and Lands
Call for papers from the International Indigenous Policy Journal:
There is evidence to suggest that cultural continuity of Aboriginal communities is a key aspect determining well-being among Aboriginal peoples. One of the most poignant aspects of traditional culture is spirituality. It is known that Aboriginal spiritualities are undergoing a period of revitalization throughout the world. For instance, in Canada between 1991 and 2001 Aboriginal spirituality was the only growing spiritual path found among First Nations communities. Similar spiritual revitalization is taking place in other jurisdictions. Questions that arise as a result of this spiritual renaissance include: What are the impacts of spiritual revitalization on Indigenous communities? How does the interrelation with ‘religion’ impact an individual’s and a community’s well-being? How is this revitalization being received in settler society? What are the implications for policy development? How far an international reach and to what degree are transnational connections being forged in the revitalization of traditional spirituality?
Deadline: March 31, 2011