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Soren C. Larsen and Jay T. Johnson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517902216

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517902216.001.0001

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Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground

(p.51) 2 Sacred Ground
Being Together in Place

Soren C. Larsen

Jay T. Johnson

Daniel R. Wildcat

University of Minnesota Press

The ancestral cemeteries at the Cheslatta villages of Belhk’achek and Sdughachola performed a “sacred reversal” of their desecration by the aluminum company’s spillway, in the process renewing the people’s relationship with water, ancestors, the settler state, and potentially, the company.

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