Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future

In our steadily spiraling world, leaders around the globe, both political and scientific, are seeking solutions to our problems. Global warming is here, population growth is steadily rising, and we are almost out of oil to fuel our world. And these are only some among countless other large-scale problems for which we must take care of now or life will head into a great unknown.
In searching for the solutions to these issues, our leaders are not realizing the knowledge right in front of them. The TEK held by indigenous people in society today is of great importance to our current problems. Most of this knowledge is not in a fitting form for our modern society; however, some indigenous leaders are turning today's crises and applying their ancient knowledge to help put our world back on track. This is seen in the book "Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future."

"Explores the convergence of indigenous and contemporary science and the re-indigenization of the world."
"Original instructions are ancient ways of living from the heart of humanity within the heart of nature."
"Includes authoritative indigenous voices, including John Mohawk and Winona LaDuke."

-by Rachel McCaffrey

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