This is almost a year old. But still good to read to get a better understanding of what the “ land back movement” is. Many confuse , and fear, that land back means something like descendants of settlers losing their property and being forced out of America. But it’s nothing like that. It’s about things like handing public land back over to the indigenous tribes that historically lived there. This public land is not then shut off and they forbid outsiders on to it. Instead it means the tribe manages its preservation and activities instead of a government branch. So things like fishing or seed collection permits go through the tribe as opposed to US Fish and Wildlife.
All of that is a primer for what the post is about. The majority probably are aware of the argument that many things, like theology, carries a adjective. Such as if all of your theology books are by American men then your theology is American male theology , regardless of woke they are. I often see “ what can we do by guilt stricken people” online to help cultivate market for others outside of their “peas of a pod” mindset.
When it comes to theology one of the things is to look for books and podcasts published by people that don’t share their experience. Such as since I’m a white American guy it’s beneficial to get books by women, people from other countries including non western nations and people who are not white.
Another way is to include this with your passions. If you really like hiking then maybe look up some trails with significant indigenous importance. If you like natural history and anthropology then look up information from these people as well. Look up local reservations and find a guide there and enjoy a few trips and learn from them.
This same passion and diversity can also be applied to anything. I’m a horror fan. I make sure to include non white horror into my listening, reading and watching. Nightlight for example is a horror podcast by black men and women. You can also simply google keyword searches like “ horror by indigenous authors “ or getting as specific as you want.
You can even look up various publishing companies and see what all they offer.
So I’m curious how do y’all incorporate diversity and not your studies , hobbies and entertainment?