Mother Earth gave the Red People a special gift of Turtle Island (North America): They were charged with the responsibility of being Caretakers of this vast land and were given much wisdom and knowledge as regards its care and preservation. An Elder once said, “We are the environment and the environment is us. We deal with all of nature as equal members of the universal family. We go to the mountain, we go into the mountain, we become the mountain – never trying to overcome it, but always being part of its energy.”
-the land was then simply taken from the First Peoples, and quickly became a marketable commodity by which great riches could be gained. As humans we need to look around and inside of ourselves and learn from this. It was never the intention of Mother Earth for the land to have no meaning except for what it could bring monetarily. - We need to embrace Mother Earth with pureness, dignity, peace and constructive energy so that together we can save what is left of her. When we walk the walk with the twin elements of Knowledge and Courage, (knowledge of the importance of the Land to our living world, and courage to save it), all things are possible.
Remember, ‘With Dominion Comes Responsibility’ – Sena.