Anyone familiar with First Nations, (Native American) religions?

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  1. Miss Amy

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    Hi there

    I am just trying to learn more about my sisters beliefs in First Nations and/or Native American Religion.
     
  2. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Any specific area? Or are you looking for nothing in particular just any information?
     
  3. Miss Amy

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    I don't know. I don't know if the beliefs are specific to bands or if they follow the same philosophy. All I know is that it is really with nature and that my sister has cards, similar to Tarot, that she uses.
     
  4. InLove

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    Hi Miss Amy :)

    This (<---click there) might be helpful to you if you are just learning about Native American beliefs. One of my favorites. It is pretty conservative, but there are lots of links to explore if you so wish. If you are looking to narrow things down a bit, let me know.

    Oh, and welcome!

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  5. Miss Amy

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    Thanks! I have read quite a few of your posts as I made my way around. You have some very interesting perspectives.

    I will check out the link. My two sisters and I have such different beliefs and I think to know what they believe is only going to help me to better know them. And support them...my other sister says she is "paegan" but I have been told to narrow it a little...
     
  6. Pathless

    Pathless Fiercely Interdependent

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    To me, First Nations beliefs and Paganism have a lot in common, as they are both Earth-centered spiritualities.

    Here are a few links that I've checked out in the past that might be useful:

    General Indigenous Spirituality
    Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral: The Sacred Connection
    Healing Links
    Australian Aborigines and Dreamtime Beliefs
    Haudenosaunee/Iriquois
    Mohawk of the Iriquois Confederacy
    An Introduction to Navajo Culture
    The Hopi Tribe Official Web Page
    Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
    Indidgenous Peoples' Literature

    On the political side of things, many tribes out here in the Pacific Northwest are active and concerned with treaty rights, water resources, ecological restoration, animal rights, and troubles caused by many dams.

    Spiritually it seems that they have suffered a great loss due to colonization, yet many are actively engaged in reclaiming their spiritual traditions. Others are happy being Christians. Indians are very adaptable people who welcome change to an extent that is often overlooked, misunderstood, or underappreciated by others.
     
  7. Dondi

    Dondi Active Member

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    We also had a discussion in a recent comparision thread you might be interested in:

    The Great Spirit
     
  8. Miss Amy

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    Merci Beaucoup, as we say up here in Canada.

    That was what I was looking for.

    Well, actually I wasn't quite sure what I was looking for and then I read that thread and now I have the words.
     

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