Water Story Around the Bend: The Windigo Monster and the Nanabozho Trickster

  • James W. PerkinsonEmail author


The coupling of water politics with water spirituality will be sharpened in Chapter 4 by recounting continuing efforts of Ojibwe “Water Walking” Women to recover older indigenous practice in attending to the water “herself” as living Spirit, before moving into a consideration of the spiritual force of White “Biopolitics” and Christian “Domination” under the rubric of Pauline notions of “Principalities and Powers” and Potawatomi ideas of the “Windigo” phenomenon. Robin Kimmerer’s invocation of Nanabozho and unpacking of the Seven Fires Prophecy will open the discussion toward a more indigenous comprehension of Great Lakes dwelling and struggle.


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  1. 1.Ecumenical Theological SeminaryDetroitUSA

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