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dc.contributor.authorOwen, Suzanne*
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T10:37:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-06T10:37:15Zen
dc.date.issued2013-10en
dc.identifier.citationIn Jacqueline Fear-Segal & Rebecca Tillet (Eds.), Indigenous bodies: Reviewing, relocating, reclaiming (pp. 129-143). New York: State University of New York Pressen
dc.identifier.isbn9781438448213en
dc.identifier.isbn9781438448206en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/552335en
dc.descriptionThis is the author's peer-reviewed, pre-copyedited version and made available with the permission of the State University of New York Press. The final published version is available at http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5807-indigenous-bodies.aspxen
dc.description.abstractThere are many ways to pray amongst Native American and First Nations, but considered the most ‘powerful’ are those that involve an element of physical suffering that can be regarded as gifts to ‘spirit’ and understood in the context that when something is asked for – visions, healing, etc. – then something must be given in exchange in order to restore the balance and promote respectful relationships. Prayer with pain in a ceremonial context, linking the individual to community, transforms personal suffering into empowerment gained through a shared healing experience.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherState University of New York Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sunypress.eduen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sunypress.edu/p-5807-indigenous-bodies.aspxen
dc.subjectaboriginal Canadianen
dc.subjectritualen
dc.subjectaboriginal healthen
dc.subjecttraditional spiritualityen
dc.subjectcultural revitalisationen
dc.titlePrayer with pain: Ceremonial suffering among the Mi'kmaqen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester/Leeds Trinity Universityen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-14T00:29:14Z
html.description.abstractThere are many ways to pray amongst Native American and First Nations, but considered the most ‘powerful’ are those that involve an element of physical suffering that can be regarded as gifts to ‘spirit’ and understood in the context that when something is asked for – visions, healing, etc. – then something must be given in exchange in order to restore the balance and promote respectful relationships. Prayer with pain in a ceremonial context, linking the individual to community, transforms personal suffering into empowerment gained through a shared healing experience.


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