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The Earth's Blanket


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Preface and Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Land and the Peoples
1. Wealth and Value in a Changing Land
2. Land-based Stories of People and Home Places
3. A Kincentric Approach to Nature
4. Honouring Nature through Ceremony and Ritual
5. The Balance between Humans and Nature
6. Looking After the Lands and Waters
7. Everything Is One
8. Finding Meaning in a Contemporary Context
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A thought-provoking look at indigenous stories, cultural institutions, and ways of knowing, and what they can teach us about living sustainably.

About the Author

Nancy J. Turner is distinguished professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She is also a research associate with the Royal British Columbia Museum and the author or co-author of more than fifteen books.


The Earth's Blanket is an excellent distillation of traditional teachings and narratives. This thoroughly researched book provides the necessary framework for identifying a resource management grounded in cultural traditions and wisdom and is capable of achieving a sustainable agro-ecology.* Agricultural History *

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