Starting a thread on #CommunityWealth. This is one area that Ecosteader's mission as a B Corp can begin to be elucidated. It's more than my "hope"; it is my firm belief that #EcologicalDemocracy is the only way to build a sustainable wealth cycle for a community: one that endures.
"For community wealth building to work among tribal nations, it must match indigenous philosophies and values. It must be-come the community’s own by grounding the frame in the cultural values of the community and translating it into the lived realities of the people."
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"We challenged our community to think about what was possible instead of the challenges that would get in the way. In these community engagement sessions, one elder woman said: “That was the best meeting I have been to in my whole life,” because “[n]o one ever asked me what I wanted for my community, or for my life. Things have been prescribed to this community for a long time.”"
"Decolonize the concepts. Indigenous communities have the power, strength, and intelligence to develop culturally specific strategies of liberation, health, and well-being. Indigenous people have the right to accept new ways of thinking, reconstruct them, or to deny them. Translation is not only encouraged but necessary." p.25
Melg'puguasit, we stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the only thing that can help humans as a colonized planet continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty systems that value money over Earth's many forms of life.
We encourage you to join us on a better path as we build and participate in an Ecological Democracy that includes #AllThePeople as envisioned by Mark Charles, a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. The Earth does not sustain white supremacists.