Fusion Spirituality

As readers will know, I have been agonizing over the issue of indigenaity, in relation to spirituality and “immanential devotions”, through all of the postings so far.  As a deeply Pagan person, the two core strands informing that conflicted spiritual orientation are: the Pagan heritage of Northwest Europe – what H.R. Ellis-Davidson identified as the…

More on Indigenaity

Several months ago, I attended a conference called “De-colonizing the spirit” at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – OISE.  Much about the two day conference was commendable, uplifting, inspiring and thought-provoking.  Especially thought-provoking. What came through loud and clear was that First Nations opinions represented there and Afro-Canadian opinions represented there had found…

Becoming Indigenous

“Indigenous” is a word fraught with peril.  It is usually used as a synonym to “Aboriginal”,  and in Canada, with “First Nations” and “Metis”.  In addition, it is part of the vocabulary within which is discussed the thorny issue of whether (or not) and, if yes, then how, former colonies have managed to move past…