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Department
Environment
Course
ENVR 203
Professor
David Goodin
Semester
Fall

Description
Knowledge,EthicsandEnvironment-ENVR-203-051 November 5th, 2012 FirstNationsPerspectives Chapter 8 Principles: Environmental racism occurs when First Nation lands are exploited and degraded Canada’s Natives have ecological wisdom to share Caution must be taken to not idealize a “nobel savage” Controlling nature vs respecting nature GeorgesSioui: Describes the typical First Nations worldview of a universe acting in circles Based in oraltraditionsinstead of written texts Language expresses each word in its relation to others Life’s meaning rises from the interrelationship and harmony of living components Humans have an obligation to discover their own purpose and religion Life must not be endangered, and the rights of all creatures must be respected Chief has a responsibility to be generous Natives accepted early colonists w
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