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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
...). The kupunas enlisted Mink as a representative of Hawai‘i to represent them to the U.S. Navy. Like Ritte and Aluli, the elders regard Kahoʻolawe as “being sacred lands of our ancestors containing our heiaus [temples], . . . sacred pohaku [stones], sacred puu (where the piko [umbilical cord and/or placenta...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 11–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and interfaith dialogue, and representations of Haitian religion in the media and in the world. Other topics discussed include Haitian sacred space and the environment, Vodou as a matriarchal religion, and divine archetypes present in her body of writings. Drawing from an Africana religion framework...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... mystic spirituality linked to broader diasporic understandings of the sacred. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 RACHEL ELIZABETH HARDING Authority,History,and Everyday Mysticismin the Poetryof Lucille Clifton: A WomanistView Abstract LucilleClifton,a northern-bornwomanwith Southernroots,wasa...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., phone calls, emails and poetry from across the geographic black diaspora to ethnographically illustrate how black women’s diverse forms of self expression reveal how they write themselves into relationship with other black women. These are the conversations of the sacred, the longings, sorrow...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 146–168.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of colonial unseeing and the refusal to name Black female flesh as sacred. She rereads these visual artifacts through the question of iconicity, and claim these images as sites of Black feminist fugitivity and resistance. amey.adkins@bc.edu Copyright © 2023 Smith College 2023 African diaspora...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 52–81.
Published: 01 April 2024
... with landed status in Canada. Taken together, the artists’ works offer fruitful opportunities to think through difficult questions about power, history, and representation on Turtle Island. Both Nielsen and Park engage “pedagogies of the Sacred” to honor ancestral traditions and spiritual practices while...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 518–519.
Published: 01 October 2023
.... There was a call gourd became canvas meditation on aesthetic identity integrity before form Once Kwi encountered Ochre a new conversation began. The Ochre came first, a gift handed to me by a Wiradjuri artist in Darwin the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory. are the simple, sacred...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 175–181.
Published: 01 April 2024
... from generation to generation, singing the chants. You see, in many ways, the ceremonies have always been changing. —Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony The Kwi—made from the kalbas or calabash tree ( Crescentia Cujete )— are the simple, sacred, and profane holder of rasanblaj, a gathering...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 114–146.
Published: 01 March 2013
... subjects have to pass. 2 In so doing, we must give up something of ourselves: an accent or fluency in a native tongue, a deeper shade, perhaps a connection to a place left, developed, or abandoned, maybe food or clothes or dance or prayers or ways ofloving or living or sitting in sacred circles...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 127–161.
Published: 01 September 2006
... their "sacred rights" as sovereigns (Cardinal 1969, 140). He and the NIB maintained that under no circumstances should the Indian Act or any related statute be amended or repealed and that any attempt to do so was indicative of a kind of throwback nineteenth-century colonialist, assimilationist, and racist...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 219–254.
Published: 01 December 2020
... their “sacred rights” as sovereigns (Cardinal 1969 , 140). He and the NIB maintained that under no circumstances should the Indian Act or any related statute be amended or repealed and that any attempt to do so was indicative of a kind of throwback nineteenth-century colonialist, assimilationist, and racist...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of this comes from February 2017, when Kānaka Maoli protested lack of community oversight in the cleanup of Iao Valley, the site of an ancient battle on the island of Maui, after flooding in September 2016. Rocks considered sacred to Kānaka Maoli were removed from the site and crushed. Maui mayor Alan Arakawa...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 76–77.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Marilyn Chin Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 TAKE A LEFT AT THE WATERS MarilynChin OF SAMSARA There is a bog of sacred water Behind a hedgerow of wild madder Near the grave of my good mother Tin cans blossom there The rust shimmers like amber A diorama of green gnats...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 14–28.
Published: 01 April 2024
... , a sacred ceremonial space that protects from the snow, rain, and wind. Amancay and her young nephew describe to me the slant of the morning light, the sacrificial crescents, the delicate reciprocity with spiritual forces; why they bring maitén and manzano as offerings. But this sacredity should...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 194–207.
Published: 01 March 2001
... in the Northern Territory mining company representatives were checking out sacred sites in order to be certain they could continue the diggings when they came across a set of Aboriginal stone tools. They asked the Aboriginal group who had claimed the land if they should leave them, or if they should be put...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 302–306.
Published: 01 October 2022
... mother tongue, olive wood rosaries, copper dowsing rods, bronze egg-shaped agimat, what languages must I relearn, what sacred songs what incantations shall I pull from deep memory into the light; I pray, please help me find my mother. I hold to my heart my silvered amulets, virgin martyr...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... Shipsandtrainsfull withhumancar.90; someescapedo,therslost(unrecovmdJ. Consciousness arouses a peculiar language scouring for image and sound to form words vindicating wounds inflicted out/in side the sacred feminine, authenticating black women's lives from the wreck of fixed notionsmammy, whore, wench, mule...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., revealing their understandings of the limitations of a regime that is not committed to redressing their harms. For example, Jordan asks, “ Where is the love ? How is my own lifework serving to end these tyrannies, these corrosions of sacred possibility? How do the strong, the powerful, treat children? How...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that is not committed to redressing their harms. For example, Jordan asks, "Where is the love?How is my own lifework serving to end these tyrannies, these corrosions of sacred possibility? How do the strong, the powerful, treat children? How do we treat the aged among us? How do the strong and the powerful treat so...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the truth of founding fathers’ sacred oath: we hold these truths like dark snuff in our jaw, Black oppression’s not happenstance; it’s law.” —Ashley M. Jones, “All Y’all Really from Alabama” “Black women have been writing, joking, and ‘me too’ing themselves into existence.” —Constance Bailey...