New York : Douglas & McIntyre, 2008.
1 online resource (305 p.)
Preface and Acknowledgements; Prologue: The Land and the Peoples; 1. Wealth and Value in a Changing World; 2. Land-based Stories of Peoples and Home Places; 3. A Kincentric Approach to Nature; 4. Honouring Nature through Ceremony and Ritual; 5. The Balance between Humans and Nature; 6. Looking After the Lands and Waters; 7. Everything Is One; 8. Finding Meaning in a Contemporary Context; Source Notes; References; Index.
Renowned ethnobotanist Nancy Turner brings together decades of experience working with First Nations in the Pacific Northwest. In The Earth's Blanket, she explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and the deep personal connection to the land and its history that is encoded in indigenous stories and lifeways, and asks what they can teach all of us about living in harmony with our surroundings. Scholarly in its thinking but accessible in its writing, The Earth's Blanket combines first-person research with insightful critiques of Western concepts of environmental management and scientific ecolog.