The stories and the truth represented in Indigenous literature act as a basis for change and improvement for those that have suffered through colonization. It is through words and stories that the Indigenous community heals their wounds from the past and protect their future generations. In other words, lndigenous literature has helped towards progression, individuality, and self-empowerment for the Indigenous community.
Also, she detailedly showed how and what is the best time to harvest the seaweed. From the lecture, I have learned some survival strategies such as how to take care or harvest the existed resources, and it lets me know that spreading indigenous ecological knowledge is one of the most important things that can make the sustainable development progress. People in the community who are closely connected to the local surroundings are usually can timely notice the environmental changes (Inuit Observations on Climate Change, 2013). The reason is their knowledge is derived from long-term observation and caring of the resources. In my opinion, I think the indigenous ecological knowledge can improve the people’s awareness on the environmental protection from the process of the observation and practices; thereby it can enhance and promote the sustainability.
Vine Deloria, author of The World We Used to Live In, not only introduces his readers to indigenous Native American spirituality and traditional practices including ceremonies but also brings several important ideas of native spirituality to the forefront. He discusses the importance of having and maintaining a relationship with mother earth and all living beings; an interconnectedness with nature in all forms that is crucial to the understanding and practice of Native American spirituality. Dreams and visions were discussed as an important form of communication in indigenous spirituality. The important relationships with animal and plant spirits are discussed. The concept of power and what is considered power in Native Spirituality.
Peer-reviewed scholarly articles will be included in the essay pertaining to spirituality and my belief. In the following paragraphs will also include the integration of spirituality within social work practice. I believe spirituality does various things for me in my life: it heals me, helps in a time of need, and guides me towards positive aspects of life, which many people believe the spirit does the same for them.
Their code claims that they will abide by “any and all means” to resist the destruction of the natural world (Kinsley 200). Their acts will definitely be noticed by society through media but I feel many will close their eyes to the fundamental idea Earth First is trying to represent because of their radical and malicious acts. Though this organization is acting for the higher good of the environment, they are putting other humans in danger, which is not a justifiable or principled achievement. Therefore, in order to reconstruct an individual’s view to a more positive and respectful relationship with environment we must teach and act non-violently, unlike the organization Earth First, and apply the principles of bio-regionalism, Green Peace, and deep ecology.
Today, understanding this balance between the natural, social, and political systems in regards to the environment is important in becoming an effective region to lead in environmental conservation, nonprofit organizations, and the scientific community. Furthermore, we must work together in order to motivate ourselves to work together in order achieve a healthy and environmentally friendly way of living. We can do this by taking initiatives to develop our community to incorporate new, sustainable ideas to deal with environmental concerns. Additionally, if these ideas are implemented, we can allow ourselves to facilitate a collective action as a social responsibility in encouraging greener urban lifestyles in the Twin Ports area, where we can become a strong and active community linked to sustainable living. The first step in adopting a greener urban lifestyle lies in the Twin Ports area planning specific goals that have long-lasting visions anchored to progressive plans toward sustainable living.
This obligation takes many forms. I would personally accomplish this goal by reading health education journals, previewing new products, and being aware of what can affect my community both positively and negatively. I will look forward to becoming a healthcare administrator, and being part of a larger community. As healthcare educators, we are offered a chance to improve the quality of many peoples ' lives including family and friends. We are the faces of the community, with the common goal of building a healthy community.
For this qualitative study, the following key terms are essential to the topic on the impact of spiritual leadership in the workplace. Spiritual Leadership. Spiritual leadership is described as a new leadership style focusing on the spiritual well-being of leader, follower, and organization (Fry & Cohen, 2009). Fry, Kisselburgh, and Butts explained spiritual leadership as a transformative, relational process translating self, others, and organizations (as cited in Nicolae et al., 2013). The leader’s actions, mindset, and beliefs inspire self and others intrinsically, increasing spiritual well-being through vision, hope/faith, altruistic love, meaning/calling, and membership.
The history of Native Americans is rich in cultural customs, philosophies, and fundamental ideologies. This history has also been marked by injustice, tragedy, and suffering. No discussion of Native American tribes and the present land they possess, their reservations, can be complete without the mention of poverty. Many Native American tribes like the Oglala Lakota Nation are waist deep in poverty and economic conflict. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples has recognized the plight of native peoples all across the world that are experiencing the same disenfranchisement as the Lakota peoples.
The act of walking the songlines, dance, song and pray enhances natural energies that heal as well as balance the environment (Crystal, 2013).This demonstrates how environment is embedded within the spirituality of Aboriginal culture as religious practices revolve around the notion the land. Times of walking the songlines also coincide with fertility cycles of both animals and plants and therefore is beneficial to the biological surroundings. Mick Dodson continues to expand this concept through an excerpt of one of his speeches. You must begin with land to understand our culture and connection to both the physical and spiritual world (Dodson, 2000). Dodson builds upon Crystal’s point and elucidates the vitality of songlines as a means to create a junction between the somatic and the metaphysical world.