Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Rosalyn R. LaPier — Why understanding Native American religion is important for resolving the Dakota Access Pipeline crisis


The kerfuffle over Dakota Access pipeline is not about NIMBY.

The Conversation
Why understanding Native American religion is important for resolving the Dakota Access Pipeline crisis
Rosalyn R. LaPier, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, Environmental Studies and Native American Religion, Harvard University

9 comments:

Matt Franko said...

I'd rather they just went around....

Bob said...

They are no match for the religion of private property and profit.

Andrew Anderson said...

They are no match for the religion of private property and profit. Bob

Interestingly, profit in the Bible is good but profit taking and usury aren't - except from foreigners.

Also, property rights were not unlimited, e.g. gleaners had access to agricultural fields. Nor could a few acquire all the land because of redemption rights and the 50 year Jubilee.

Bob said...

Do you mean profit that one makes by him or herself?

Andrew Anderson said...

Yes. Or decide for yourself:

search of "profit" in NASB

Bob said...

Seems to be opposed to making profit, as in accumulating shekels.

Andrew Anderson said...

Not making profit, taking profit - as in taking assets from a company in the form of dividends or interest.

Bob said...

Owners/kings/lords are allowed to take profit in those forms. When the Bible was written, what kind of economic system did they have?

Andrew Anderson said...

Those are called taxes and should be used for the common welfare.