Indigenous accounts of environmental stewardship in light of the theory and language of Maharishi Vedic Science

Fergusson, Lee and Kettle, David and Wells, Geoffrey (2017) Indigenous accounts of environmental stewardship in light of the theory and language of Maharishi Vedic Science. International Journal of Society, Culture & Language, 5 (1). pp. 68-81. ISSN 2329-2210

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Abstract

The principles and practice of sustainability have gained
momentum in the last 15 years and now form a central part
of conversations around social praxis and the future. It has
been proposed that the theories driving sustainability science are embedded in Indigenous history, and it has been shown that many ancient traditions always concerned themselves with sustainable and ethical living. Among the traditions identified with environmental stewardship are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of Australia and Māori of New Zealand. Of interest in this context is the Vedic tradition, a tradition of sustainability and ecological awareness which identifies the source of sustainability in Natural Law, the universal source of tradition, language, and knowledge. In this paper we survey two Indigenous traditions as they relate to environmental stewardship, and explore their relation to the Vedic tradition.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 Jul 2013 - 30 Jun 2019)
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 01:40
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 05:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maharishi Vedic Science, environmental stewardship, Aboriginal, Torres Strait, Maori, sustainability, Natural Law
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450199 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34573

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