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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 47. What role does pilgrimage play in Indigenous religious life?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43162


When discussing what role pilgrimage plays in Indigenous religious life, we focus on how religion is relations and movement is a means of relating to Land and Waters across traditional territories. From this relational perspective, sacred places are storied places where nationhood and peoplehood are affirmed, and where visiting can happen.

Chapter Contributors

  • Paul Gareau ( - pgareau) 'University of Alberta'
  • Jeanine LeBlanc ( - jleblanc) 'University of Alberta, PhD candidate'