Sumeru News — First Nations

The Good Ancestor

Buddhism of the Future Eco Action Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues First Nations

My most recent column for Buddhistdoor Global is called "The Good Ancestor" and it is about our role in the future. It begins with a reflection on the tragic fate of Canada's Indigenous Peoples at the hands of settler colonials, and then turns to our unhealthy relationship with Planet Earth in the Anthropocene, concluding with some hints about regenerative design for a sustainable future, being modelled by a variety of European communities.

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First Nations and Buddhism – Calgary conference address

Alberta Buddhism in Canada Calgary Conferences First Nations Jodo Shinshu

Here’s a wonderful video of Dr. Reg Crowshoe of the Blackfoot nation, addressing the World Buddhist Women conference in Calgary (organized by the Jodo Shinshu Temples of Canada) earlier this year. His talk deals with the First Nations perspective on Oneness, which was the theme of this year’s conference. It’s an interesting look at the... Read more »

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Martha Grey Buffalo on YouTube

Buddhism in Canada Edmonton First Nations Movies Music Publishing in a digital world

Martha is a 19-year-old Native Canadian from Edmonton. She has inspired many with her Facebook photo galleries of pow wow dancers and singers, and of Tibetan-Canadian events, showing some striking parallels between these two cultures. Now she has launched a YouTube channel featuring an amazing collection of Tibetan music videos. Here’s the link: Not... Read more »

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