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Grandmother Flordemayo, Curandera Espiritu of the Maya People, addresses the Spotlight of Indigenous Peoples plenary at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 19th. Jean Fleury offers a message written in 1244 left for humanity.
Chief Phil Lane Jr. shares one of the four songs of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman, which he says holds a message for our time in human history.
Chief Phil Lane of the Four World's International Institute calls for balance and harmony as one human family (Deember 2015) Here is Phil Lane leading a climate change demonstration in Los Angeles.
EARTH DAY 2020 - A Message from Elder Nii Gaani Aki (Leading Earth Man) - Dr. David Courchene of Turtle Lodge, Canada
Mother Earth is giving birth to a new life.
Etuaptmumk: Two-Eyed Seeing | Rebecca Thomas | TEDxNSCCWaterfront
Etuaptmumk - Two-Eyed Seeing is explained by saying it refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing ... and learning to use both these eyes together, for the benefit of all. Spoken word artist, current Halifax Slam Master and recently appointed Poet Laureate for the Halifax Regional Municipality, Rebecca Thomas also holds the position of Coordinator of Aboriginal Student Services at the Nova Scotia Community College. Coming from an indigenous background whose family has been greatly impacted by residential schools, Ms. Thomas has come to recognize the lack of prominence given to First Nations perspectives within the history of Halifax. As a Mi’kmaw woman, she embraces the opportunity to bring her cultural voice to the broader public discussion through the Poet Laureate position, and believes that the arts and poetry can help people heal in ways beyond traditional therapies. “Poetry can give a voice to the voiceless. Poetry can make a powerless person feel powerful. This is why I speak,” said Ms. Thomas.
Wellness, two-eyed seeing and system change: Dr. Evan Adams at TEDxPowellRiver
http://tedxpowellriver.com/ Award-winning Canadian actor, playwright and medical doctor, Evan Tlesla Adams is a member of the Tla'amin (Sliammon) First Nations from the Upper Sunshine Coast. As an actor, Evans has performed in the Emmy-winning television move, Lost in the Barrens and in Miramax's Smoke Signals in which he won a 1999 Independent Spirit Award. Dr. Adams graduated from the medical school at University of Calgary in 2002 and was chief resident in the Aboriginal Family Practice program at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC. In 2005 Adams won the Murray Stalker Award form the College of Family Physicians of Canada Research and Education Foundation. He is the past-president of Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, and is currently the Director of the Division of Aboriginal Peoples' Health, UBC Department of Family Practice.
“…during our times of trauma you know we know and believe that the Great Spirithas given us a way on how to how to receive the help that we need when it comes to to dealing with the mental emotional physical or spiritual help that we need and it has been the way of our people to always approach healing from a holistic sense…like that but we're going to see more and more natural occurrences that are hopefully are going to try to wake us up from this insanity and this nightmare that we're living…”
A DREAM: Get Ready - Received by Nii Gaani Aki Inini,Leading Earth Man (Dave Courchene) Sep 25, 2018 posted by The Turtle Lodge.
“…I even wondered what did the grandfathers mean the change is very close now and there was no time to waste I knew that it hadto be something natural was it the weather was it the elements of life fire the wind the earthquakes the tornadoes the hurricanes droughts will the economycrash would it be something similar to the depression and the terrors but more severe when we reflect on the current world conditions there is no doubt of a need for a major change the need tochange our current attitudes to values that support life a change is needed to be more kind more compassionate more giving and sharing…”
Elder Dave Courchene's Convocation Address, University of Winnipeg, June 13, 2019, where he was honoured with a Doctor of Laws.
The time has arrived where we must face the reality of what we have done to the Earth and ourselves. Good leadership is essential and we all have the capacity to be leaders.
INDIGENOUS VALUES ON CLIMATE CHANGE Presented by Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Leading Earth Man) – Dave Courchene Anishinabe Nation, Eagle Clan at the One Basin One Governance (Water is Sacred) Conference Victoria Inn, Winnipeg September 18, 2019
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