Hugh Brody – The Other side of Eden - Dunne-za
Type of Spiritual Experience
The Dane-zaa (also spelled Dunneza, or Tsattine, and historically often referred to as the Beaver tribe by Europeans) are a First Nations people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group. Their traditional territory is around the Peace River of the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. About 1,000 Dane-zaa are living today in British Columbia and perhaps half speak the Danezaa language, and around 2,000 live in Alberta
A description of the experience
Hugh Brody – The Other side of Eden
I knew from anthropology especially the work of Robin Ridington, that the Dunne-za have a complex and powerful creation story that centres on the transformation of a swan into a culture hero. The bird, flying to and from the Sun and Moon, becomes a youth who has power to create things, to change life. The story’s sophistication is immense.