Saturday, April 5, 2014

Some good words

This week has been very busy with some good stuff and some not exactly amazing stuff (overflowing septic, anyone? At least I got a new tool out of that one...).

In the middle of all of that, I came across these two quotes, which somehow hit a nerve after a week full of intense debate among friends and fellow activists about population growth, environmental impact, corporate dominance, and the gloomy report from the IPCC, and burn-out.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader among the Dakota, Lakota, Nakota people:  
“Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of mankind.  Do you think that the creator would create unnecessary people in a time of danger? Know that you are essential to this world. The biggest cancer spreading upon Mother Earth is the tar sands.”

Chief Reuben George, Tsleil-Waututh: 
“One thing I can say right off the bat is that we are winning. When we come together like this, we become stronger. There is no price for our water and lands.  The lessons we receive from Mother Earth is to become better human beings.  We give back to the earth and the land.  The pipelines do not do that.  We are going to win!”

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