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PP224
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Melany Banks

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March 3, 2014 First Nations Perspectives First Nations ­ Who are the First nations? ­ Woodland first nations, Iroquoian, Plains, Plateau, Pacific and Mackenzie and  Yukon River Basins o All were shaped by their environment; however o Wide variations in social organization, food resources, homes, etc Judeo­Christian Culture ­ Creation (Elohim) God blessed them, saying to them, “Be fruitful, multiply,  fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of  heaven and all living animals on the earth” (28) ­ Creation (Yahweh) Man was created first, and then animals, plants, etc. Man  to be stewards of nature o Parental  ­ In both cases earth was given to man to do as man pleased First Nations – Sacred Circle of Life ­ One of the most common teachings among first nations is that people should  live in harmony with the natural world  ­ Origin story­ Objiway  ­ The Land is alive and vulnerable  ­ Humans are participants in, rather than lords over, the natural world ­ Humans are dependent on the land, animals  Interdependence and Equality ­ See more of a circle  Oka Crisis ­ Mohawk warriors blocked highway and bridge access to a piece of land  (ownership in dispute) that was going to be used to expand a golf course ­ Armed stand off lasted 78 days, 1 fatality of a police officer ­ Army called in, protestors stood down when government promised to  “seriously consider” their grievances How to 
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