Saturday, October 20, 2007

Blessed Unrest

I find this video amazingly hopeful and want to spread the good word.

The speaker, Paul Hawken, is author of the book Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming. I'd probably buy the book for the title and cover alone:

His reference to the burgeoning power of indigenous people all over the world is something that resonates in my soul. As Arundhati Roy said in the quote I posted a week ago:

But on a quiet day
if I listen very carefully
I can hear her breathing.


From Warrior Publications

Eagle and the Condor: a prophecy that when the eagle & condor meet it will signal a re-awakening of Indigenous Resistance.

On October 11-14, 2007 more than 500 delegates from indigenous nations across the Americas gathered in Vicam Pueblo in Rio Yaqui, Mexico, at the Gathering of Indigenous Peoples of América. To see pictures of the gathering, click here.


Check out the work of the Pachamama Alliance. What started out as an effort to assist the Achuar, an indigenous people living in the Amazon Basin of Southeastern Ecuador, has become a clarion call to all of us in the North. The Achuar have asked us to "change the dream of the North" for both our survival and theirs.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mark,

    Paul Hawken and his team at the Natural Capital Institute have been working on (which you would know about if you saw the video) to highlight thousands of organizations working on social and environmental justice in the world.

    Check out the Indigenous People and Rights page on the site. If you know of any orgs that you want to add, first join the site (its all free and takes a minute). Hope you find it useful! The Pachamama Alliance is listed as an organization already.