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Department
Philosophy
Course
PP224
Professor
Melany Banks
Semester
Winter

Description
March 5  2014 First Nations Cont.  First Nation vs European  First Nations European Hunter­gathers Agriculturists Must live within the world, respect it Ability to change the world, control it Failure to  take car    of the land is connected  Development of technical and intellectual  to moral and spiritual danger systems Places are not to be reshaped or controlled  Morito, “The Ecological Indian’ and Environmentalism” ­ “Much of the environmental movement’s use of ‘the ecological indian’ in  advancing the cause of environmental protection has been based on a  distortion” ­ Description: o Peaceful with each other and the natural world o Spiritual relationship with nature o Communicate based on equality o Happy and simple  Dangerous Description ­ What problems might arise from the “ecological Indian”? ­ Easy to disprove o Conflict/war between different groups of natives o Patriarchal communities o Species Extinction ­ Infantilizes a culture ­ Makes aboriginal people invisible Rabbit and the Rose ­ The once numerous roses suffered a massive decline and non could be found  ­ A council of animals and the anishnaabeg convened to discuss ­ Meanwhile the rabbits had been growing fatter and more numerous ­ Upon finding a remaining rose, the rose explained that the rabbits had eaten  all the roses ­ However, the rose said the rabbits are not entirely to blame ­ The others, including the anishnaabeg, had not been mindful of the rabbits  activity and thus were also responsible 
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