Elvis and Spirit of The Land?

We can’t go on together without indigenous minds

We must build our dreams with indigenous minds…

That’s to the tune of Elvis’ song Suspicious Minds, and that was all I could think the entire time I was reading this chapter. It was strange how much the idea of the indigenous mind made sense to me. Within it I could feel a break of a stereotype, that those who do not possess an Indigenous lineage could in no way bear a true connection to the land the way the First People’s of Canada and the rest of the world do.  I found myself reading  Indigenous minds with a different head voice and tone when compared to the rest of the words within this chapter, I believe that to be the work of the italicized letters, but it made the words all the more impactful. For that I am grateful, I do not think I would have noticed as much without that.