Indigenous traditions - Australia

Deborah Bird Rose

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference book


The spirit of sustainability is promoted within the religion and philosophy of the Australian Aboriginal people. It emphasizes the preeminence of the land and configures humankind as part of the larger whole through a worldview referred to in English as Dreaming. Indigenous religion requires attentiveness to the needs of all things and proposes that those who destroy what has been created ultimately destroy themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBerkshire encyclopedia of sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationVol. 1 : the sprit of sustainability
EditorsWillis Jenkin
Place of PublicationGreat Barrington, MA
PublisherBerkshire Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781933782010
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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