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Becoming Indigenous to Place at Gabriola Commons (by Heather Menzies)

Becoming Indigenous to Place at Gabriola Commons (by Heather Menzies)

Guest Article by Heather Menzies
Being a commons and becoming “indigenous to place” requires more than just ‘build it and they’ll come.’ It requires clearing space in the community’s imagination to revive commons ways of being, which date back to pre-modern, pre-colonial, even pre-feudal times. The commons’ heritage predates the invention of private property … geared to sharing the land and sharing responsibility to sustain it.

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Gift Economy

Gift Economy

How might my abundance contribute to my neighbour’s well-being? How might my neighbour’s talents contribute to my well-being. How might we translate this kind of coinage systemically? Surely with our advanced communication systems where funds are redistributed at lightning speed, we can figure out how to redistribute abundance?

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Lessons from the Social Gospel that support 21st century Eco-commoning

Lessons from the Social Gospel that support 21st century Eco-commoning

The social gospel emerged in the early 20th century as a response to the abuses of capitalism and the need to understand how the church, and state, could be part of building God’s Kin(g)dom on earth. A hundred years later, we continue this struggle but with the added need to ensure the earth’s wellbeing as well. This article details some of the social gospel’s influence back then so that we might be inspired to carry it on now.

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