Aboriginal Spirituality and the Legal Construction of Freedom of Religion
Beaman, Lori G., Journal of Church and State
I was at my grandfather's house, and he was sitting down, getting his pipe ready early in the morning and here was Father Sialm knocking on the door. They opened the door, and he came in, and he saw my grandfather with the pipe. Father Sialm grabbed the pipe and said "This is the work of the devil!" And he took it and threw is out the door on the ground. My grandfather didn't say a word. He got up and took the priest's prayer book and threw it to the ground. Then they both looked at each other, and nobody said one word that whole time. (Esther, in Black Elk Lives, 2000: 137).
Religious freedom is a constitution-ally protected right in both Canada and the United States.1 Yet the …
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Publication information: Article title: Aboriginal Spirituality and the Legal Construction of Freedom of Religion. Contributors: Beaman, Lori G. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 44. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2002. Page number: 135+. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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