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Where some ideas are stranger than others...

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The Moonspeaker:
Where Some Ideas Are Stranger Than Others...

Indigenous Democracy1

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10-11: The Kayanerenkó:wa establishes a democracy. It creates a system of government in which each person participates and has an effective place and voice. It does not meet the criteria of late twentieth-century participatory democracies, in which all people are theoretically absolutely equal and governments are elecetd in periodic elections. It answers some basic questions quite differently. It does not assume absolute equality, and instead assigns responsibility as well as authority according to ability, assuming that each person has different gifts to be fulfilled. It avoids elections, because elections divide the people into factions [11] and parties, whereas the law seeks one-mindedness and unity. It also avoids elections because they tend to install governments whose horizon of thought and vision is the next election, whereas the Kayanerenkó:wa admonishes decision makers to cast their minds to the welfare of the coming generations. Kayanerenkó:wa: The Great Law of Peace, Kayanesenh Paul Williams, University of Manitoba Press, 2018
Photograph of mini-hoodoos from the drumheller region of southern alberta by C. Osborne, october 2010. This is in the general area of both parks discussed in the article. Photograph of mini-hoodoos from the drumheller region of southern alberta by C. Osborne, october 2010. This is in the general area of both parks discussed in the article.
Photograph of mini-hoodoos in the drumheller region of alberta, C. Osborne, october 2010

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