From a 1991 Leadership Summit (October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC)
"Environmental justice opposes military occupation, repression and exploitation of lands, peoples and cultures, and other life forms."
Selected quotes from Dina Gilio-Whitaker's books / writings as she discusses some of these principles today ( ~2019)
"Specific to Indigenous peoples, principle eleven claims that "environmental justice must recognize a special legal and natural relationship of Native Peoples to the U.S. government through treaties, agreements, compacts, and covenants affirming sovereignty and self determination."
This is why efforts to reverse the death spiral the human race is currently on must begin with a reorientation to the natural world and other human beings. It cannot generate solely from a different orientation to economics. Re-imagining societies based on sustainability demands that we think relationally and spatially.
I am talking about two different but intertwined concepts here. First, environmental justice for Indigenous peoples must proceed not from a framework of environmental racism, but from a history of colonialism which is maintained in an ongoing structural relationship of domination and paternalism between the US and tribal nations, to which the nations have never consented. This includes but is ultimately beyond racism because colonization begins with ideas of cultural and religious superiority (i.e. the doctrine of Christian discovery), not racial superiority."
"Indigenous worldviews, on the other hand, are based on concepts we sometimes refer to as the four R’s: relationality, reciprocity, respect, and responsibility. In a world based on relationships, all life is seen in terms of kinship (we often refer to this paradigm as “kincentrism”). This is a non-hierarchical orientation to the world in which other life-forms are relations who have agency.
In a world of relationships, all beings are bound by reciprocity and responsibility based on respect. Since time immemorial, these principles ensured viable, diverse communities of humans and their nonhuman relations, and are what made Indigenous North American societies inherently sustainable."
From Florida through deserts and mountains to Alaska's once frozen wilderness, so much diversity in plants, Allies, tribes (Anthemideae) Tribes, etc.
Getting the root of the problem:
From Chapter 7 -- "Dysfunctional Theology and the Spread of Settler Colonialism" (p. 100)
"Going into the twentieth century, chattel slavery had ended, but the destructive narrative of white supremacy was ... finding new systems and structures through which to express itself. The country was not growing a conscience, nor was the dysfunctional social imagination being rehabilitated. Instead modern American Christian society was finding increasingly creative ways to justify the blatantly evil lie and actions of white supremacy. Implicit expressions were replacing more explicit ones."
From Chapter 10 -- Abraham Lincoln and Native Genocide (p. 161)
"In 1492, at the start of the war of discovery and manifest destiny, the estimated Native population of Turtle Island ranged between 1.2 million and 20 million." Between 1800 and 1900 it was depleted from 600,000 to 237,000, a genocide
rate of 60 percent.
"By comparison, Nazi Germany had a genocide rate for the Jewish people of 35 percent." (p. 162)
Unfortunately many weak people (like the Trumps and their MAGA maggot idiots) chose to stay deluded to these facts.
#LifeProTip: Don't buy into wars for delusional idiots.
The author of _Unsettling Truths_ discusses what happened to Iran's general as "textbook assassination", according to what the AP News (the most impartial) guidebook defines as assassination.
The penguins, polar bears, arctic foxes, (fire foxes), bluejays, robins remember ; animal dna older and spiritually stronger.
Weak with a history of malicious doesn't stand a chance.
Good Job Alaska
Decolonization doesn't give up!
PUBLIC SERVICES INDEED
Elsewhere: demote suspected incompetents (beginning from the top-down);
enable Indigenous Democracy.
TRIBES are ~ trilobytes
(and not without trillions stronger than the man).
Collective efforts are (far beyond) strong.
It is time to stop Ecological and economic genocide upon people of color. Tortoise Mountain and Turtle Island natives are the original Ecosteaders. Long before European and other settlers with delusions about government-subsidized development in "blocks" of colonizer cash infrastructure, Native Land Before Invasion was organic. And there never were opportunities or roles for any white dudes as a "Chief" Executive Officer. Get out of here and fix the problems plaguing Europe before trying to kill the indigenoUS Earth.