This is a wonderful speech. Chief Oren Lyons speaks about Climate Change at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in 2007. His words ring true.
“People have to change. Directions have to change. Values have to change. Otherwise…There’s no mercy in nature. None. No Mercy. Nature has none. Has only law, only rule. You don’t abide the rule, you suffer the result. And it’s just…no habeas corpus here.”
This is something I struggle with when writing Gaia Girls. We can’t “fight for the Earth,” until we are willing to tell a new story about what a means to be a person in 2010, 2011, 2015, 2020 etc. How are we going to be different 50 years from now? What are we willing to change to align ourselves with unchangable laws?
“Business as usual is over.”
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I am the author of the award-winning Gaia Girls book series. I live in Corning, NY with my third-grade teacher hubby, two dogs (one young and wild, one old and patient) and an orange cat who thinks he is king of the whole pride. I am elected City Councilman here because I believe in putting your money where your mouth is and I drive VW Beetle that runs on waste veggie-oil.
Writing a fictional sereis about girl-eco heroes is extremely fun and I have discovered the profession of writing suits my nature. Half the time I'm squired away from the world and lost in my own daydreams and the other half I get to go into schools, libraries and other interesting venues to talk about my work and, more importantly, about Gaia.