Cover

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Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

List of Illustrations

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xii

I am blessed to know and work with so many great people. Most of all, I have the most wonderful family, who model love and community in powerful ways: Mom, Dad, Uncle Jim, Roger, Gina, Justin, Alicia, Garret, Hunter, Faith, Quintic, Hazen, Blaise, Sealy, Chris, John, Karen, Dean, Gloria. ...

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1. Indian Pilgrims Honor Their Native “Sister”

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pp. 3-38

Like their ancestors before them, several American Indians awoke early, before sunrise, to prepare themselves for a spiritual journey. They splashed water on their faces and gave thanks to the Creator for the new day, a blessed day for which they had long awaited. ...

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2. Indigenous Environmentalism as Spiritual Responsibility: Heal Ourselves, Heal the Earth

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pp. 39-72

I finished browsing the beautiful jewelry at the Navajo women elders’ table in the lobby of the Fargo convention center. The lobby was bustling with conference attendees who were visiting with each other and browsing and shopping at the many vendor tables, which offered Indigenous cultural items (jewelry, regalia, shawls, pottery, beadwork, artwork, ...

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3. Kateri’s Guidance in Building a Spiritual Community

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pp. 73-111

I t is a beautiful August afternoon, with the sun high and bright in the sky. I see rainbows in the water spray coming from the sprinklers that irrigate the pastures on our rural reservation landscape. The fields soak up the water, and the smell of damp earth permeates the air. ...

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4. The Ecstasy of Saint Kateri: Native Feminism in the Catholic Church

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pp. 112-142

A small crowd gathered around a table. It was obviously a booth that was really interesting—so many of the National Tekakwitha Conference members had decided to cluster together to view whatever artwork or information was on the table. I stepped closer to the crowd. ...

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5. Conclusion: Join the Journey of Activism and Healing

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pp. 143-158

T he students buzzed around, washing produce, gathering art supplies, and delegating final tasks for their event, a Water Walk on the University of San Diego campus. ...

Appendix 1. Discussion Questions

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pp. 159-160

Appendix 2. You Can Join the Journey of Activism and Healing

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pp. 161-162

Appendix 3. Interview Guide

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pp. 163-164

Bibliography

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pp. 165-176

Index

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pp. 177-184

About the Author

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