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Ines Talamantez is a professor in the department of religion at University of California, Santa Barbara. She has undertaken field studies among server American Indian nations and has directed the Society for the Study of Native American Traditions.

Abstract of paper given at Indigenous Traditions and Ecology conference:
Native American Paradigms for Sustainable Community

This presentation surveys the cosmological traditions of the disparate "culture areas" of Native North America. Content analysis indicates the constituents of the biosphere, the actors, and the attitudes and behaviors appropriate to each.


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