Wednesday, 18 July 2007

First Nations viewpoints

FNEN photo: caribou crossing, from First Nations Environmental Network. See also the Being Caribou website and blog
"Respect for the land and respect for the animals is central to our culture. We have always believed that a just cause must be pursued through just means"....Peter Penashue, Innu Nation, Labrador.
"I am a native of Borneo. Our speech differs as we drink from different rivers; our beliefs differ like the sunrise over each valley; but we all know the forest does not belong to us, we belong to the forest." -- Ramlee B. Eli, Dyak, Kalimantan/Borneo.

See also: Washington Post 12 Dec 04 Developing storm in the Boreal Forest, World Wildlife Fund report 2005 on human and wildlife impacts of deforestation in Kalimantan.

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