By Akwesasne Notes
This e-book specializes in occasions sooner than and after the overseas Non-Governmental association convention on Discrimination opposed to Indigenous Populations within the Americas that was once held in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1977. Contributions by way of leader Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, and Jose Barreiro record the fight for self-determination and a brand new period of probability for local international locations. place papers, together with "The Haudenosaunee tackle to the Western World," current an insightful view of religious traditions going again hundreds of thousands of years. A invaluable old, sociological, non secular, and anthropological source for faculty periods. comprises extended finish notes, index, and bibliography part. In a compelling and impassioned voice, easy name to cognizance speaks for the fundamental rights of humankind and all our relationships. images. Illustrations."
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Spiritual peoples, in particular, have no difficulty understanding the quest for peace and the wish to respect all beings in the Sacred Web of Life. The Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii (1885-1995), Japanese Buddhist teacher, rode his wheel chair on the Longest Walk. S. " Akwesasne Notes photo: Jean-Francois Graunard The Western culture has been horribly exploitative and destructive of the Natural World. Over one hundred forty species of birds and animals were utterly destroyed since the European arrival in the Americas, largely because they were unusable in the eyes of the invaders.
They saw, for example, that peoples sometimes struggle over hunting territories, and they did a curious thing. They abolished the significance of such territories and guaranteed the safety of anyone entering the country of the Haudenosaunee. And they established universal laws about the treatment and taking of game, because the taking of game sometimes caused conflicts. In the country of the Haudenosaunee, all people were free, all had a right to protection under what the Peacemaker called the Great Tree of Peace.
It was a religion that imposed itself exclusive of all other beliefs. The local people of the European forests were a people who believed in the spirits of the forests, waters, hills, and the land. Christianity attacked those beliefs and effectively despiritualized the European world. The Christian peoples, who possessed superior weaponry and a need for expansion, were able to militarily subjugate the tribal peoples of Europe. The availability of iron led to the development of tools that could cut down the forest, the source of charcoal to make more tools.
Basic Call to Consciouness by Akwesasne Notes