Making Amends

My Yakama Indian friends used to say they believed in cooperation, conservation and reciprocity. But respect pretty much covers it.

As repositories of ancient wisdom and authentic ways of life, Fourth World nations and the indigenous movement offer pathways back to the roots of all mankind — even for those who left their tribal homelands and cultures long ago.

As these first nations on all continents rebuild their societies and renegotiate relationships with states and markets, we all have the opportunity — as either hosts or guests — to make amends. And it really does, as they say, come down to respect.


~ by Jay Taber on July 27, 2008.

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