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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 81. Are Indigenous religious traditions patriarchal?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43196


It is certainly possible to argue that Indigenous religious traditions are patriarchal due to the fact that the most sacred teachings of tribes are generally reserved to be learned and taught by men only. But, when feast, ceremonies and social gatherings occur the women (along with children and non-binary people) contribute and are vital in carrying out Indigenous religious traditions.

Chapter Contributors

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