“Westerners consider people and the environment as separate entities while the Indigenous do not”
Have you noticed that the left thinks everything becomes more serious when you attach the word ‘justice’ to it?
The College Fix reports:
U. Washington panel explores ‘Indigenous perspectives in environmental justice’
The University of Washington recently hosted a panel on how the Native American community perceives environmental justice.
The April 4 UW School of Social Work-sponsored event featured local and Canadian Indigenous scholars who “stressed the difference” between Indigenous and Western “settler society” relationships with the environment, The Daily reports.
UW’s Michelle Johnson-Jennings, who is “heavily involved in land-based healing,” said Westerners consider people and the environment as separate entities while the Indigenous do not. Of the latter view she said “Unless the water is clean and the air is clean and Mother Earth is healthy — we cannot be healthy.”
The University of Manitoba’s Michael Yellow Bird said Native Americans have “gratitude” for the land … they see it “as a gift.”
“Indiginous [sic] people have been here forever, for millennia, created a relationship with the land, but also created structures, created trails, earthen mounds, [all] destroyed by settler colonialism,” Yellow Bird (left) said. He added that Western society is “rights based” while the Indigenous consider responsibility as paramount.
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Executive Director Mike Tulee invoked the climate by claiming there’s a “pressing need” for renewable energy. He said “Native lands” could support wind turbine and solar panel infrastructure.
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