An Open Question
Yukon Kings and caribou join buffalo in spirit world. Anti-depressant use soars.
Disappearance of indigenous cultural icons like buffalo, salmon, and caribou isn’t just traumatic to tribal peoples. Ironically, it is also catastrophic to industrial societies, who through contact with tribal peoples, have developed or rediscovered an environmental consciousness. Restoring what we can of our devastated world is still important to our evolved psyches, but preparing for accelerated loss is, too. How to go about these twin aspects of living in the 21st century is an open question.