Indigenous Religions Postcolonial Theory

Reorientation In The Field – Why Religion Matters, Part 1 (Wendy Felese)

The following is the first of a two-part series. It was originally published at a 2019 conference in Athens, Greece.1 Introduction When teaching classes like World Religions or Comparative Religions, many of us utilize a comparative methodology. This methodology was fine- tuned by JZ Smith, who reminds us to not only focus on difference, but […]

Native American Religions

Religious Studies – The Final Colonization Of American Indians, Part 2 (Tink Tinker, wazhazhe udsethe)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Indian cultures are very complex, and Osage culture is no different in that regard. Every ukon or wigie[1] is aligned around these paired divisions, and particular clans might have clan specific-responsibilities (hence, division-specific) in any wigie or ukon. For example, […]