Sand Talk

How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
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Author(s): Tyson Yunkaporta
Original Publish Date: May 12, 2020
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100154014
Released: May 12, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062975652
Narrator/s: Tyson Yunkaporta
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainabilityA??and offers a new template for living. As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual world. In considering how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation, he raises important questions. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently? In this thoughtful, culturally rich, mind-expanding book, he provides answers. YunkaportaA??s writing process begins with images. Honoring indigenous traditions, he makes carvings of what he wants to say, channeling his thoughts through symbols and diagrams rather than words. He yarns with people, looking for ways to connect images and stories with place and relationship to create a coherent world view, and he uses sand talk, the Aboriginal custom of drawing images on the ground to convey knowledge. In Sand Talk, he provides a new model for our everyday lives. Rich in ideas and inspiration, it explains how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. ItA??s about how we learn and how we remember. ItA??s about talking to everyone and listening carefully. ItA??s about finding different ways to look at things. Most of all itA??s about a very special way of thinking, of learning to see from a native perspective, one that is spiritually and physically tied to the earth around us, and how it can save our world. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Tyson Yunkaporta
Narrator(s): Tyson Yunkaporta
Product Number DD50062
Released: May 12, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094157313
eBook
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Author(s): Tyson Yunkaporta
Product Number EB00764286
Released: May 12, 2020
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: #9780062975638

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