Today, April 24, 2023, our good friend Tero Mustonen, founder of Snowchange Cooperative in Finland, was awarded a prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. This award, sometimes called “the Green Nobel Prize,” specifically lauded the work he’s done through Snowchange to restore 130,000 acres of mined peat areas back to productive and healthy land that supports fish, Read More
Indigenous Knowledge on Climate
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.
IPCC Requests Indigenous Input
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
Relationship and Reciprocity
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