A beautiful website of resources from and about First Nations Indigenous Knowledge related to climate change has been published, and it’s worth your attention. (Here is the link written out in case that’s useful — https://climateatlas.ca/indigenous.) There are videos, maps, stories and other resources to explore, including one by the great Elder Sheila Watt Cloutier.
Important Announcement to all Indigenous persons involved in Indigenous Knowledge as it pertains to climate change in any way: Friend and Colleague Tero Mustonen of Snowchange in Finland has announced that submission statements about Indigenous Knowledge are being solicited for the next IPCC report. The call for statements, which may be found in its entirety Read More
The Lakota phrase Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ describes Reality by addressing it as “All My Relations.” All humans, all animals, all plants, all the waters, the soil, the stones, the mountains, the grasslands, the winds, the clouds and storms, the sun and moon, stars and planets are our relations and are relations to one another. We are Read More
The Irish get it. They remember and understand relationship and reciprocity. More than 170 years ago, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma responded to word about the Irish potato famine by digging scarce money from their individual pockets to send to the Irish. This happened in 1847, at the very beginning of what would be Read More
The Land that’s literally the ground of our existence can support us and give us strength as we grow weary of a crisis that begins to seem endless. Almost a month ago, I pointed out that the title number at the end of “Oklahoma!” speaks with an Indigenous voice, expressing the inherent power of the Read More