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Sarah Jackson: A rock, a human, a tree — all were persons to the Classic Maya

For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in southern Mexico and Central America between 250 and 900 CE, the category of ‘persons’ was not coincident with human beings, as it is for us.

July 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Our Father who art in flowers

Our Father who art in me
You are the One I love
The One who hurt me
The One who seeks the truth

June 16, 2019 · 5 Comments

Deonna Anderson: These Indigenous Women Are Reclaiming Stolen Land in the Bay Area

Through a voluntary land tax and donations from land owners, this organization is working to create an alternative land base for Indigenous people in California’s East Bay.

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Edgar Gabriel Silex: The Planting of the Blue Corn

after the fields are planted and the blue corn seeds are nestled in the red earth     after the Corn Planter has put away his sacred planting stick he says … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jane Goodall: A Prayer for Peace

We pray to the great Spiritual Power in which we live and move and have our being. We pray that we may at all times keep our minds open to … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Cherokee Prayer of Thanksgiving

Ga lu lo hi gi ni du da Sky our grandfather Nu da wa gi ni li si Moon our grandmother E lo hi gi ne tse Earth our Mother … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

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