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“There is an Iroquois myth that describes a choice the nation was once forced to make. The myth has various forms. This is the simplest version.
A council of the tribes was called to decide where to move on for the next hunting season. What the council had not known, however, was that the place they eventually chose was a place inhabited by wolves. Accordingly, the Iroquois became subject to repeated attacks, during which the wolves gradually whittled down their numbers. They were faced with a choice: to move somewhere else or to kill the wolves. The latter option, they realised, would diminish them. It would make them the sort of people they did not want to be. and so they moved on. To avoid repetition of their earlier mistake, they decided that in all future council meetings someone should be appointed to represent the wolf. Their contribution would be invited with the question, ‘Who speaks for wolf?’…”

(From ‘The Philosopher And The Wolf’ by Mark Rowlands)

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  • AnLile
    AnLileover 2 years ago

    Very interesting. He’s a beautiful dog. x

  • Soon, what remains of the Wolf in the Dog will be all that’s left …. Unless we learn to ask the question ‘Who speaks for Wolf?’

    Thank you AnLile!

    – Graham Povey

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 2 years ago

    Great work

  • Thank you Bobby! …great haircut My Friend!

    – Graham Povey

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    I am familiar with this tribe. Their stories began in North Carolina. Just above where I am. Their later stories later told of New York state travels. All are fascinating tales. As to the question you ask, I do every chance I get and I like to think we are becoming more conscience of the great treasures we live among.

  • Its interesting you have a close connection to the tale Donna! … Yes, perhaps we are, but I wonder if it will be too late?… The Wolf is an appropriate metaphor for the Wilderness..and there is so little left and more being spoiled every day… We must learn to connect with the wilderness within ourselves to fully understand our relationship with the World and animals… We must learn, like the Iroquois, to ask ‘Who speaks for Wolf?’…

    Thanks!

    – Graham Povey

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