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"The liberation of euro-american peoples must be rooted in some sort of systemic confession and repentance with respect to their relationship with the native peoples of this continent."    - Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation ; George E. Tinker


"I would argue to the contrary that Indian people certainly did understand the human emotions and motivations of greed, but had powerful and complex social mechanisms for systemically suppressing them in the interest of a communal sense of wholeness and well-being."    - George E. Tinker ; Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation


"As Indian people begin to identify the social dysfunction of Indian communities, it is becoming clearer to us that the healing of Indian communities is Indian business, to be conducted by Indian people and Indian community organizations in a way that is consistent with Indian cultures and values."    - Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation ; George E. Tinker


"`Nature' was transformed in the european pean mind from a self-organizing, living system to a mere raw material for human exploitation, needing management and control.""    - Vandana Shiva ; Quoted by George E. Tinker in Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation


"Our liberation, our healing, depends on our not allowing someone else to remember or dream on our behalf."    - Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation ; George E. Tinker


"Ideologies of 'civilization' and 'development' have been the consistent liberal euro-american and european remedies to the genocide, chaos, and dysfunction wrought by the european invasions of indigenous societies ongoing for more than 500 years."    - Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation ; George E. Tinker


"This situation reasonably requires that a Native American theology begin with this context as political reality and move quickly to press for a new vision of health and well-being (what some might call salvation) for the people. Thus, an American Indian theology must be a theology of liberation. It must be overtly political."    - Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation ; George E. Tinker


"Thus, an Indian theology must begin with the present-day social disintegration experienced by every Indian community, and begin to name the causes for the disintegration."    - George E. Tinker ; Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation


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