Through an Indigenous Lens: Rethinking Land Relationships

Native American spirituality is spatial and land-based; it relies on relationship to nature and the non-human world and is grounded in particular places. This differs markedly from Western thinking in which abstract concepts of salvation, Christian superiority, and conquest mentality have been pushed on cultures through time.  How do we as UUs frame our own land relationships, and what can we gain by understanding the indigenous perspective of total integration with the environments we inhabit?