Synopses & Reviews
The ecological answers and solutions we need to our current global environmental crisis are embedded in this living mosaic of profound indigenous insights into the workings of the natural world. These ancestral and contemporary natural perspectives and stories can save our lives and our planet.
An in-depth, meticulously documented exploration of the ecological wisdom of Native Peoples from around the world
Arranged thematically, Wisdom of the Elderscontains sacred stories and traditions on the interrelationships between humans and the environment as well as perspectives from modern science, which more often than not validate the sacred, ancient Wisdom of the Elders. Native peoples and environments discussed range from the Inuit Arctic and the Native Americans of the Northwest coast, the Sioux of the Plains, and the Pueblo, Hopi, and Navajo of the Southwest to the Australian Outback, to the rich, fecund tropics of Africa, Malaysia, and the Amazon.
Our technological civilization is speeding toward a violent collision with nature, and we are threatening the ability of the Earth our home to support life as we know it. Suzuki and Knudtson s extraordinary work powerfully reminds us that we are indeed one with the Earth. We are truly indebted to them for charting for us the course toward a healthy and sustaining relationship with our planet. Vice President Al Gore"
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-268) and index.