Keeping Knowledge Alive: Indian Pedagogy + A Look at Traditional California Indian Teaching Techniques + Lone Dancer + The Stories I Write + Keeper of the Ears + What The Violets Said to Me + Salmon, Bear, River + The Rainmaker + Walking A Journey + Any Given Morning + All My Relations + A Prayer for Peace: An Audience with Zulu High Sanusi Credo Mutwa

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Contents

KNOWING THE WORLD

Keeping Knowledge Alive: Indian Pedagogy
A Look at Traditional California Indian Teaching Techniques
Far from ignoring the education of children, Native American cultures had
intricate strategies for passing on their essential wisdom and knowledge.
by Malcolm Margolin

Lone Dancer, The Stories I Write, Keeper of the Ears
It’s not just the old tales, but also the stories of our lives that carry the
wisdom of the people.
by Waynonaha Two Worlds

What The Violets Said to Me
How do we slow down enough to hear what the plants are saying?
by Louise Berliner

Salmon, Bear, River
Nothing can be excluded from the mutual obligations and courtesies
of our agreements.
by Barry Lopez

The Rainmaker
An old tale about what it means for a person to live his purpose fully.
As told by Colin Campbell

Walking A Journey
Tracing a shamanic journey in real time.
by Sharon Cohen

Any Given Morning
Death is the thread that binds the web of life.
by Kristin Kenlan

LIFE WITH SPIRIT
All My Relations
Apela Colorado on native spirituality, Catholicism, and her quest
for spiritual wholeness.
Sharon Brown

A Prayer for Peace:
An Audience with Zulu High Sanusi Credo Mutwa
Despite years of violent assaults against him, the sangoma remains
unwavering in his dedication to peace and reconciliation, and lives
his life with joy.
by Mark Blessington

POETRY
Why Are You Holding Back?
by Jonathan Merritt

Talking to Helen
by Renée Ashley

I Walk Naked Through the Day
by Marianna Tupper

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Note
by Jonathan Merritt

Hot Flashes
Vultures, Books, Economics and more.
by Helen Granger and Jonathan Merritt

RECONNECTING WITH THE EARTH
Litter for the Soul
by Rita Kesler

Raccoon
by Phen Canner

Danger, Fear and Money
by Mark Blessington

Last Page
by Martín Prechtel

PROVOCATIONS
Repairing the Damage
Seduction
It’s a Small World
Doorway # 3
A Clod of Mud

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