Baez and Masterson 247 ego libido or social network Nor is this relationship

Baez and masterson 247 ego libido or social network

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Baez and Masterson 247 "ego," "libido" or social network. . . . Nor is this relationship one of mere "affinity" for the Earth. It is not a matter of being "close to nature." The relationship is more one of identity, in the mathematical sense, than of affinity. The Earth is, in a very real sense, the same as ourself (or selves), and it is this primary point that is made in the fiction and poetry of the Native American writers of the Southwest. (191) The notion that a human's relationship to the land can be more than an "affinity" or a matter of being "close to nature" probably doesn't come easily to most students of American literature. But many Native Americans are born into family and cultural traditions that not only end with statements of this identity (as Protestant traditions do: "ashes to ashes . . .") but also begin with this fundamental vision of identity. Within the context of such traditions, the most fundamental act of spiritual vision that one can experience is the act of seeing oneself as a living part of the living place where one's life takes place .
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UTNIF 2015 Critical Geography K Baez and Masterson 248 AT Over Focus on Land The land is key – it shapes the totality of US/indigenous relations Churchill 03 [Ward, Coordinator of the Colorado chapter of the American Indian Movement, former professor of professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder “Acts Of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader” 2003, pg 59-61] JCS Since the inception of the American republic, and before, control of land and the resources within it has been the essential source of conflict between the Euroamerican settler population and indigenous nations . In effect, contentions over land usage and ownership have served to define the totality of U.S./Indian relationships from the first moment , shaping not only the historical flow of interactions between invader and invaded , but the nature of the ongoing domination of native peopl e in areas such as governance and jurisdiction, identification, recognition, and education. 1 The issue of a proprietary interest of nonindians in the American Indian landbase has also been and remains the fundament of popular (mis)conceptions of who and what Indians were and are, whether we continue to exist, and even whether we ever “really” existed.2 All indications are that these circumstances will continue to prevail over the foreseeable future. As should have become quite evident in reading the essay entitled “The Law Stood Squarely on Its Head” in this volume, a rather vast amount of intellectual energy has been expended by Euroamerican legal theorists over the years in an unending effort to make the armed expropriation of native land on a continental scale seem not only “natural” and therefore “inevitable,” but “right and just,” which is to say “lawful.” 3 All questions of jurisprudence aside, the hegemonic function embodied in any such trajectory of legalistic rationalization is unmistakable .4 Plainly , the exercise has been harnessed not to the task of extending and
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