As pointed out by Thom Hartmann in his book "Last Hours
of Ancient Sunlight", the old world developed human relationships,
culture, and a code of ethics which was intimately related to
our environment and its sustainability.
This deep, spiritual respect is something that was lost about
7,000 years ago when mankind started on a journey of materialist
pursuits. Although important for mankind to develop the ego
or conscious mind, the result for Mother Earth has been imbalanced,
unsustainable and above all, unhappy.
We now have an opportunity to go back (if we can) and learn
from our indigenous populations how they achieved a balance.
If we are prepared to overcome our superiority, sectarian and
irrational mental conditionings of the past, it is not too late
to listen and learn.
We should cherish and honour our indigenous people before it
is too late. Ultimately our quality of life and maybe our very
survival of future generations will depend on it.
Investments in indigenous
cultural projects are not just an investment in the financial
but an investment in our future.