Anthropologist Wade Davis, now at the University of British Columbia, refers to the constellation of the world’s cultures as the “ethnosphere,” or “the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions, brought into being by human imagination since the dawn of consciousness. It’s a symbol of all that we are, and all that we can be, as an astonishingly inquisitive species.” Native Knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning from Indigenous People. Jim Robbins. Yale Environment 360.
However, our national government seem to be babysitters saving this land for the profit of other nations.
350.org warns: “Let’s be clear – today’s announcement was a pledge to write a blank cheque, backed by public money, to a Texas oil company in a desperate play to bailout a pipeline that violates Justin Trudeau’s own promises on climate change and Indigenous rights. It’s desperate, dangerous and delusional, and it ignores the fact that opposition to this pipeline, in the courts, in the streets and all across Canada, is only going to grow. There’s no indemnity against that.”
“Desperate, dangerous, delusional” – 350.org Responds to Morneau Kinder Morgan Announcement
I believe our future depends on our ability to throw away centuries of European hegemonic ideology and open up to the wise voices of those who are defending the planet.