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Livelihood Sovereignty and Village Wellbeing: H’rê People and the Spiritual Ecosystem
- It is indeed a big challenge for the author who is not an indigenous H’rê person of Vi O Lak village - who is very different from them in her perceptions of values, in her practice of civilized norms towards the surrounding natural landscape, and in consciousness and civil responsibility toward the village and its individuals and above all the context of the primary spiritual ecological space of Vi O Lak village - to write a true book about the H’rê people. It also is not simple or easy for those who would like to enter into the world of the H’rê in Vi O Lak village while still embedded in prejudice against this ethnic minority group. In journeying to deeply and thoroughly understand, and write the book about a system of respectful and grateful behaviors towards Heaven-Earth, day and night, through Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, under Moon, Sun, Stars, and the Da Tree and Inta bird that have been flourishin in Vi O Lak village with its very unique way of governing the spiritual and material life and its responsible livelihood sovereignty toward the natural resources and future generations, mistakes will have inevitably been made, despite attempts to give an emic perspectives as much as possible. This book focuses on describing the process of exercising livelihood sovereignty and identity on the basis of numerous factors and indicators in terms of happiness and wellbeing of the H’rê people in Vi O Lak village that have constituted their village customary law, which is practiced in a self- governance manner by the villagers in order to nurture the ethnic identity of the H’rê in Vi O Lak village. The sharing of this study is dedicated to our esteemed readers who share eternal bonding with nature so as to leave behind enough share of resources for our future generations. Contact us for hard copies.