Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Indigenous Peoples Worldwide - Movement Toward the Future - April, 2009
We do not yet know the outcome of the Conference on Indigenous Peoples held recently at the United Nations with a primary focus on climate change. But we do know that within Hopi prophecies (and those of other indigenous groups) it has been said that the white brother would have to come back to the ways of the land and learn to live in harmony with the Earth again in order to survive. The pressure of a global climate crisis is the outer event causing a rethinking of values and practices in relation to the Earth and her resources. Let us have hope that this conference and what emerges from it will create new priorities in our ways of relating to the Earth that member nations can transmit to their own governments and people.