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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 7. Why do some Indigenous people insist that what they practice is not religion?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43122


This chapter approaches the question by examining various descriptions and conflicting judgments applied to the concept of religion, in relation to Indigenous knowledge and practices. Domains of incongruity range from semantic to ontological, historical, and political.

Chapter Contributors

  • Chris Jocks ( - cjocks) 'Northern Arizona University'