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among Human Peoples Generically:
from SOCIAL SCIENCE & SOCIAL ETHICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: HERE INSTRUCTED BY NATIVE AMERICAN SOCIAL WISDOM by Theodore Walker, Jr.
chapter 1, section 1, Summary Statements:
A tribe is
a cross-genenerational community of many significant shared experiences and shared social ethical purposes.
The social ethical purposes of righteous human tribalisms include:
:o: contributing to the welfare and prosperity of the people,
including future generations, especially the seventh generation, and
including other peoples, tribes, and nations, and
:o: contributing to proper relations (respect & reciprocity) to the land
and other life,
including other-than-human life, and
including local, more inclusive (cross-generational, past-present-future, tribal, intertribal, national, international, global, interplanatary, cosmic), and all-inclusive life.
circle of concern:
all human peoples in all peopled spaces and times
(our most general circle of social ethical concern)
Normally, human peoples are tribal entities.
Tribalism is important and fundamentally good.
For all human peoples in all peopled spaces and times,
righteous tribalism will contribute to good for people
and to good for other life/land.
Rightly tribal peoples are envisioned as contributing to the good, to shared well-being, to the flourishing of human and
All human peoples in all peopled spaces and times should
be rightly tribal. They should contribute to
the welfare and prosperity of the people,
including especially the seventh generation to come, and to
proper relations to other life, including non-human life,
especially the land/Mother Earth and Her creatures.
Be rightly tribal includes:
be rightly human, meaning be rightly related to self and others, including past-present-future others;
be rightly nationalist, meaning be rightly related to other tribes and nations;
be rightly related to other life;
including especially the land/Mother Earth;
be rightly religious, meaning be rightly related to all-inclusive and less-inclusive circles of life.
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most recent update: 24 March 1997
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