This past month we have called out on EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability, two sustainability champions. These two indigenous leaders address sustainability, as a concept, in their presentations and are active in sharing their wisdom with us through online video. Their guidance has been invaluable to us.
Today Earth Day, we introduce you to Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff (Aleut), Founder of the Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways and Dr. Robin Kimmerer, SUNY distinguished teaching professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.
We trust you will find in their words inspiration and a better understanding of why it is the elders from all four directions of Mother Earth are calling for a “change in consciousness, a move from head to heart guided by the Laws of Nature,” a weave of nature with humankind.
These are but two of their teachings – a place to start.
Going to the Heart of Sustainability, Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff, Kalliopeia Foundation, (1 hour, 26 minutes).
Restoration of Our Relationship to Land, Robin Kimmerer, Ph.D., Center for Humans and Nature, 34 minutes.
Ruth Ann Barrett, Sustainability Advocate, April 22, 2016, Portland, Oregon.