oral traditions of all peoples are ancient and they are modern following in the indigenous tradition of active witness, experience, recall, and memory that is foundational to indigenous education, art, politics, and culture.
concern for Mother Earth Nature has a long and storied legacy. oral histories are testimony for ancient cultures acting in continuous resistance to modernity’s corporate active ecocide. Indigenous logic concerns itself with the present, the past, and the long-term health and sustainability of the planet.
understanding the rise of the global environmental action movement is to recognize the assimilation of Indigenous logic and spiritual practice in the evolving mainstream paradigm. we have been moving from a consumeristic society, where earth is a resource to be exploited, into a mainstream consciousness of North America’s collective past, Earth as Mother.