Sun Bear

   Among the most well-known Native American medicine people who have been willing, indeed eager, to teach non-Native people about their practices and worldview. In response to his condemnation (by the American Indian Movement, among others) as inauthentic, especially on the grounds of his charging clients to participate in sweat lodges and other ceremonies, Sun Bear argued vociferously that cooperation, sharing, and global harmony were more important than what he saw as parochialism and meanness. His Bear Tribe Medicine Society continues, as does the Deer Tribe, in the founding of which he had some influence. Both are largely run by and attractive to non-Native people interested in neo-shamanism of a clearly New Age kind.

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  • Sun bear — Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • Sun bear — Sun Sun, n. [OE. sunne, sonne, AS. sunne; akin to OFries. sunne, D. zon, OS. & OHG. sunna, G. sonne, Icel. sunna, Goth. sunna; perh. fr. same root as L. sol. [root]297. Cf. {Solar}, {South}.] 1. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sun Bear — Sun Bear, geboren als Vincent LaDuke[1] (* 1929; † 1992), war ein Medizinmann der Anishinabe Indianer. Er hatte die Vision eines Rades, das den Kreis der Sonne durch die Jahres und Lebenszeiten symbolisieren soll. Gegen den Widerstand der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sun bear — sun′ bear n. zool. mam a small black bear, Helarctos malayanus, of SE Asia, having a light muzzle and yellow chest markings • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Sun Bear — Taxobox name = Sun Bear status = VU status ref = IUCN2007 | assessors = Bear Specialist Group | year = 1996 | title = Helarctos malayanus | id = 9760 | downloaded = 2008 05 18] status system = iucn2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis …   Wikipedia

  • sun bear — a small, black bear, Ursus (Helarctos) malayanus, of Southeast Asian forests, having a light muzzle and yellow chest markings. Also called honey bear, Malay bear. [1835 45] * * * or honey bear Smallest member (Helarctos malayanus) of the bear… …   Universalium

  • sun bear — noun : a small bear (Helarctos, or Ursus, malayanus) of southern Asia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo that is about four feet long, has a short broad head, fine short glossy mostly black fur but brownish on the nose with a white or orange band on the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sun bear — malajinis lokys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Helarctos malayanus angl. Malayan bear; Malayan sun bear; sun bear vok. Malayenbär; Sonnenbär rus. бируанг; малайский медведь pranc. ours malais ryšiai …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sun bear — (also Malayan sun bear) noun a small mainly nocturnal bear which has a brownish black coat with a light coloured mark on the chest, native to SE Asia. [Helarctos malayanus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sun bear — /ˈsʌn bɛə/ (say sun bair) noun a small bear, Ursus malayanus, of South East Asia, having dark fur with yellow chest markings. {sun (referring to the bright chest markings) + bear2} …   Australian English dictionary

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