Speaking Event: Rights of Mother Earth - Protecting Environmental and Cultural Diversity
Across the world, Indigenous Peoples are discussing how we will create institutions and policies that reflect what our traditions have long recognized — the natural life of our planet exists as relatives, not resources. An Indigenous paradigm is re-emerging that grants equal rights to nature based on the idea that humans do not have a natural right to destroy the natural environment, but have an ancient responsibility to care for the natural world. As Indigenous Peoples, we accept the responsibility to share our Original Instructions and prophecies to ensure harmony with the rest of Creation. The time has come to put our minds together to discuss how we can shape tribal, state, national and global policies for wellbeing of our Mother, planet Earth.
With: Dr. Daniel Wildcat (Yuchi Member of the Muscogee Nation), Haskell Indian Nations University, author of Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge; Dr. Anthony Madrigal (Desert Cahuilla), Director of Cultural Resources, San Manuel Band of Serrano Indians; Tom B.K. Goldtooth (Dinè/Dakota), Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network