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By Michael Lerma, Robert Yazzie, Avery Denny

Guided by way of the Mountains seems on the tensions among Indigenous political philosophy and the demanding situations confronted via Indigenous countries in development political associations that handle modern difficulties and enact ""good governance.""

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Denny often discusses how the Four Sacred Elements might order themselves, perhaps according to § 5. C. §§ 201–​ 206). Natural Law can also be understood as the way Mother Earth and Father Sky interact with one another through atmospheric changes, lightning, rain, and wind, as well as night and day cycles. One could call this Diné climatology yet even this depiction might be narrow. Denny talks about how the Natural Law was first introduced to humans. Fire is a spark, a thought, and humans need a spark to have a thought.

Concept building is used to identify necessary conditions and identify potential data in support of a condition’s presence or absence. It is also used to diagnose problems in contemporary institutions of Diné governance. Still, a handful of figures, mostly in Chapter 5, express Diné philosophy using set theory (Ragin 1987). I have elected to utilize visual guides to express Diné philosophy, but they are not a part of Diné Introduction [ 19 ] 20 philosophy in and of themselves. They may be used to identify any set of complex relationships in social science research.

Shábá á shzhiniidi’ááh, or the south, involves Tó, or water. Water is moisture, and humans need moisture on their tongue to make a sound. The spark and light is the idea, and the moisture is the expression of the spark vocally. 2. The moisture is given to humans as dootł‘izhii saad, or turquoise world language. 2. Humans need air to push the spark out of their bodies with their lungs. They need the moisture on their tongue to vocalize the spark. The air is given to humans as Diichiłi saad, or yellow world language.

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