He whanaunga tera: the politics and practice of an indigenous and intercultural approach to ecological well-being

Williams, Lewis (2012) He whanaunga tera: the politics and practice of an indigenous and intercultural approach to ecological well-being. In: Radical human ecology: intercultural and indigenous approaches. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey. United Kingdom, pp. 397-419. ISBN 978-075467768-0


It's time to build bridges - the ecological imperatives of our times demand it. They require us to listen well, especially across our differences, particularly to the voices that echo what many of us have forgotten - our own indigeneity; our inherent capacity to be deeply, empathically resonant with the earth and life itself. Then and only then can we direct this knowing, this re-knowing
of deep interconnectedness into our actions for ecological well-being. This is not, however, an individual pursuit. No nation, no species, no peoples can act alone. This is a collective project­ the recursive nature of our global ecological reality is one that challenges us as individuals, and as cultural communities, to find our unique expressions of the common good.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Ashgate Publishing. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2014 05:15
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 05:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous; traditional inhabitants; land; belief systems
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25828

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