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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 26. Can I convert to or practice an Indigenous religious tradition if I am not an Indigenous person?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43141


The idea of ‘conversion’ wouldn’t fit into an Indigenous paradigm mostly due to the fact that Indigenous people believe they were all born into their tribe/people group and gain their being and identity from their families, relatives and place on earth. Non-Indigenous people who seek to practice indigenous religious practices would be viewed with suspicion.

Chapter Contributors

  • Donnie Begay ( - dbegay) 'University of Divinity, Australia, PhD candidate'