"Nature is so complex and its interactions so dynamic that the idea that science could ever understand it all is utterly laughable. We can understand the more simple things that we do to interfere with it: to degrade it, to wreck it. But we can never understand it. It is beyond our comprehension.
The Indian cultures that I know have said that nature is a great mystery. It is so complex, so great, so above us, that we should never be so arrogant to think that we can understand even a little bit of it. But we can understand our nature. We can understand the profit motive. We can understand wrong thinking." ~John Mohawk
"Clear Thinking: A Positive Solitary View of Nature" Bioneers conference 1999
And the small but strong (who'd fought and suffered long) ... they retained focus, and they did not buckle.
"The white man always has the flimsiest constructs," one pointed out. And the others in the hivemind agreed.
"His contracts mean nothing," a sapling said. "All of his words are wrong: full of ego and self-promotion." And the others in the forest agreed.
"There was nothing honorable in the white man's signature," the bison hide concluded.
"The language within the text of the Green New Deal stated any new project or development involve, “Obtaining the voluntary, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples for all decisions that affect them, honoring all treaties with Indigenous peoples, and protecting and enforcing the sovereignty and land rights of all Indigenous peoples.”
Nuclear and hydroelectric dams are both zero-emission energy production practices that carry deep toxic and damaging legacies within Indigenous communities and home-lands. There are concentric rings of high rates of birth defects and incidents of cancer that surround every single nuclear facility in the country, increasing with proximity to the facilities.
Nuclear legacy impacts a tremendous number of Indigenous communities, whose rural lands have been seen as “National Sacrifice Areas” by the United States government. In Washington and Oregon, the Yakima, Colville, Nez Perce, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kalispell, Umatilla, and Klickitat all have elevated rates of cancer associated directly with the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and its release of radioactive gases and fluids. The Spokane Tribe in Washington State is impacted by the closed Midnight Mine, which left behind pits containing millions of gallons of radioactive water. The Navajo and Hopi in Arizona have been continuously contaminated by the nuclear industry since 1946."
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 Farmworld and Cafeworld development in "blocks" of colonialist infrastructure, Native Land Before Invasion was organic. And there never were opportunities or roles for a white male "Chief" Executive Officer. Fix the problems plaguing Europe before testing your ideas here.