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Ven Bagdro - Social Justice Survival
In 2002 - the year of the Goddess Returning in unity - Chief Arvol facilitated World Peace and Prayer Day in South Africa hosted by Ela Gandhi at the Temple of the Mother Returning
Topic: Our People
Subject: Indigenous cultures survival
Maybe the destruction of indigenous cultures could be reversed by taking a different approach. Maybe. What about making excellent marketing about decorating our houses with other types of materials, instead of tekka wood, for example? Only one example. What about persuading first world societies -again- about only eating soja products from areas which are perfectly well acknowledged for not being deforested for this - or for other- economic reasons?
Then, people would also know how important such areas are for the indigenous cultures that live in them.
It is an indirect way of approaching this reality, of course. However, if we seem not to we capable of caring about indigenous societies by themselves -which we, in general, don't seem to be, so far at least- maybe we could get more concerned about them by approaching them as something that, somehow, involves us too.
Well, only a humble idea.
Subject: The Debate for Indigenous Human Rights
Our societies of the world cannot give back what we have destroyed and taken from our unique world tribal leaders of Indigenous cultures. Some reside within sovereign nations, some within territories and some once or still hold UN recognition of right to self determination. Only those with recognized sovereignty can sit and vote on at the General Assembly? We have a cultural forum available for these people multi-national corporations and other representatives - but is this downgrading the value and importance of the ancient cultures humans are now seeking the knowledge of - for our own very survival? Whether it is leaders such as the Dalai Lama in exile or specific Native American Leaders such as Chief Arvol Looking Horse - these people have a profound impact, interaction and influence on contemporary society. Yet there seems little place for that respect and knowledge to be carried through into our global governance and international justice system. Do you have any thoughts on the plight of Indigenous communities with regard to the deficit of sacred feminine or Mother Earth knowledge in patriarchal systemic governance?
Do you think the Indigenous People of our world should be given a greater public and political voice and profile? We believe these knowledge keepers have a unique right to indivudal recognition in UN poltical governance.
Total votes: 21