Land Essays

Foreign Land

Leaving most of my baggage behind, I find myself sitting and wondering at the children frolicking right in front of me. I haven’t been here long but the sun sending out its rays upon me feels like I’m on a temporary euphoria. I have been cold from the winter that never seemed to end. I felt alone and hollow. No one seems to hear me out as I call for someone. I can’t feel that here because as those kids…

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How Environmental Threats Are Influencing Federal and State Governments

Executive Summary Introduction Environmental threats are influencing federal and state governments including other agencies such as universities to investigate how other social and governance aspects can be incorporated into the sustainability framework. Little critical inquiry exists on this topic and a paradigm shift is attempting to integrate and use Indigenous knowledge to inform contemporary environmental policy decisions and management solutions. Binthi Wambal Aboriginal Corporation’s case study is an example of how complex this topic is. Context Paradigm shifts are taking…

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How Much Land Does a Man Actually Require_

Human nature pushes us to want more and more. In the story, “How much Land does a Man require?” Pakhom, the protagonist, portrays the nature of Greed in Humans. A simple peasant living in the Countryside in his Lust for Power, status in Society, wealth seeks to own more and more Land and eventually finds himself losing everything including his Life. The usage of “Land” in the Story makes a direct Metaphor for the Greed of more wealth and Stature….

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Living on the Land

This is a book in which the author presents events which took place some thirty years ago. The author tells us that as recent as thirty years ago, majority of the Inuit lived a lifestyle which can be said to be much like that of their fore fathers or forbearers. This also happens to be the origin and the meaning of the title of the book “Living on the Land,” They live with the men who are hunting according to…

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Manchild in the Promised Land

The majority of Negroes during the time of Douglass and Washington spent their lives in the fields, gutters, and ghettoes of America. They continue to do so today. Two recently published autobiographies clearly indicate that Negro degradation and deprivation are confined neither to the South nor to earlier times. Claude Brown provides dramatic accounts of life in urban Negro slums. Both are highly readable, although Williamson’s seems less complete and less authentic. Brown tells the story of “Sonny,” a Harlem…

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