Dine Perspectives: Revitalizing and Reclaiming Navajo Thought - Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies (Paperback)
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Dine Perspectives: Revitalizing and Reclaiming Navajo Thought - Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 08/05/2014
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What does it mean to be a Navajo (Dine) person today? What does it mean to ""respect tradition""? How can a contemporary life be informed by the traditions of the past? These are the kinds of questions addressed by contributors to this unusual and pathbreaking book.

All of the contributors are coming to personal terms with a phrase that underpins the matrix of Dine culture: Sa'ah Naaghai Bik'eh Hozh==n. Often referred to simply as SNBH, the phrase can be translated in many ways but is generally understood to mean ""one's journey of striving to live a long, harmonious life."" The book offers a variety of perspectives of Dine men and women on the Dine cultural paradigm that is embedded in SNBH. Their writings represent embodied knowledge grounded in a way of knowing that connects thought, speech, experience, history, tradition, and land. Some of the contributors are scholars. Some are Dine who are fighting for justice and prosperity for the Navajo Nation. Some are poets and artists. They are united in working to preserve both intellectual and cultural sovereignty for Dine peoples. And their contributions exemplify how Indigenous peoples are creatively applying tools of decolonization and critical research to re-create Indigenous thought and culture in a present day that rarely resembles the days of their ancestors.

More than 300,000 people self-identify as Dine today. Every one must grapple with how to make a life that acknowledges Sa'ah Naaghai Bik'eh Hozh==n. Dine Perspectives is unique in bringing such personal journeys to the public eye.

Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816530922
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"There are certainly not enough books that address multidimensional decolonization, particularly from tribally-specific perspectives. I can't think of another collection like this."--Qwo-Li Driskill, co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature
"A number of essays in this collection are very personal and powerful testaments to survivance and demonstrate the centrality of SNBH/H zh in serving to assist Din in decolonizing and indigenizing Din education, language revitalization, tribal enrollment policies, and governance."--Kathy M'Closkey, author of Why the Navajo Blanket Became a Rug: Excavating the Lost Heritage of Globalization

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