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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 53. Why is the public expression of Indigenous Religion political?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43168


Just as the notion of religion has been shaped by human activity, so has our notion of politics. Public expressions of Indigenous religion may be political as a form of resistance to current political regimes, but also because such expressions are grounded within Indigenous peoples’ own prior and ongoing political systems

Chapter Contributors

  • Stacie Swain ( - sswain) 'University of Victoria, PhD candidate'