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.”
Read the original article at GaiaGirls.com.
|Lee Welles is the author of the Gaia Girls book series.|