September 8, 2016 at 11:31 pm (culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Indigenous People, issues, journalism, Lakota, life, living, Native Americans, nature, people, politics, random, relationships, thinking, Uncategorized)
Tags: "Water", #NoDAPL, Amazon Watch, climate change, Earth, environment, global warming, Iowa, Issues, Keep the oil in the ground, life, nature, Oil, protest, Standing Rock, video, water is sacred, weather
What can I say when the video says it all. AmazonWatch
This is why oil should stay in the ground.
This is why no one needs another pipeline.
This is why protectors are standing strong at Standing Rock in North Dakota and Iowa to protect water and earth.
This matters to everyone on Earth.
January 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm (art, contemplation, culture, education, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, films, food, Indigenous People, issues, life, living, movies, music, nature, people, photography, quests, random, relationships, searching, thinking, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: balance, dogs, Earth, education, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, film, harmony, Issues, life, living, movie, movies, Nahanni, nature, Nebaska, Nicolas Vanier, Norman Winter, random, survival, sustainable living, The Last Trapper, woman, YouTube
I viewed a very compelling trailer for this film some time back. Today I came across the full film on YouTube and decided it was worth sharing here for other interested parties to also discover. Keep in mind that nothing is perfect and enjoy. Your thoughts are kindly requested.
The Last Trapper ~ Le Dernier Trappeur
Published on May 26, 2013
The art of living in harmony with nature.
For over 20 years, Nicolas Vanier, an untiring voyager in the coldest of climes, a veritable Jack London of modern times, has criss-crossed the wildest regions of the far northern lands. His travels include major expeditions in Siberia, Lapland, Alaska and of course Canada, where he recently undertook an incredible White Odyssey: 8600 kilometres covered with a team of sledge dogs, from Alaska all the way to Quebec. It was during that crossing, on the floor of a sumptuous and inaccessible valley in the Rocky Mountains, that Nicolas met the man who inspired him to make this film, a film that has lived within the man…
He’s a 50-year-old trapper named Norman Winter, and he lives with a Nahanni woman, Nebaska. Norman has always been a trapper, with no need of the things that civilisation has to offer. He and his dogs live simply on what they produce from hunting and fishing. Norman made his sledge, snowshoes, cabin and canoe with wood and leather that he took from the forest and that Nebaska tanned, in the traditional style, just like the Sekani did in early times, using the tannin in animal brains, then by smoking the skin. To move around, Norman uses his dogs. They’re quiet, and with them he’s ready for action at the slightest sign of life, but all the while attentive to the majestic grandeur of the territories he passes through. That’s why Norman Winter is a trapper. The Great North is inside him and Nebaska carries it within her, in her blood, for the taiga is the mother of its people…
Norman and Nebaska know that a land only lives through its intimate links with the animals, plants, rivers, winds and even colours. Their wisdom comes from the deep and special relationship they enjoy with nature. When Norman Winter follows an animal’s trail, he studies it for a long time, to understand the animal’s exact perception of its environment. He knows how to free himself from the immobile image that a land evokes, then to “enter” it by comprehending what it is. To understand that is to sense the unmistakable breathing of the earth, it’s to understand why Norman Winter is the last trapper and why he turned his back on modern life, that he compares to a slope we slip down blindly. Norman is a sort of philosopher convinced that the notion of sharing and exchange with nature is essential to the equilibrium of that odd animal at the top of the food chain: Man.
That’s what this film, made over 12 months, will present, overlaying treks on horseback during the Indian summer and by sledge in the depths of winter, a canoe ride down a raging river at the bottom of a majestic canyon and attacks by grizzly bears and wolves…
Note: The closed captions option works when viewing on YouTube.
December 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm (art, contemplation, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, films, Independent film, Indigenous People, issues, life, living, movies, nature, politics, random, relationships, searching, Uncategorized)
Tags: Ambrosio Vilhalva, awarness, Birdwatchers, Brazil, clip, conflict, culture, death, Earth, exploring interconnectedness, film, films, grief, Guarani, Indigenious, Issues, land, leader, life, life ways, living, movie, movies, murder, news, reserve, survival, Survival International, trailer, values, web of life
Is there no end to violence?
Why do we not live in harmony with the Earth and each other?
When will this destruction of people and Earth cease? When all Homo sapiens are dead? Is that the answer? Our own self-destruction of one another in order to stop death and destruction? Perhaps that’s what it will take for all of us to realize we and the Earth are one. There’s more truth in “ashes to ashes” than we like to acknowledge as we play in cyberspace.
Yes, I discovered this news item and dropped it here with some dark questions leaving visitors to create context themselves by following the links and watching the videos.
What we have here is a murder of another Indigenous person fighting for the right to life for his people and the planet. That’s why this death/murder is of public interest. There are people grieving for this man. His family. His friends. We talk a great deal about behaving like civilized creatures when there are many among us who are anything but civil to each other. Not everyone does want a world of peaceful coexistence. Lots of people benefit from the murder and mayhem inflicted on Indigenous and Native people–and those Non-natives who support them. (Oh, everyone has DNA that was once “native” to a particular place on the planet. Yeah, even if you’ve forgotten this point, your genes haven’t.) Profit is the name of their game. Unfortunately many of us contribute to the Profit by creating a demand for all sorts of nice things we take for granted–like clean drinking water, access to a lot of food, heat on demand, electricity, gas and all the toys that come with this package deal. Our wants often are supplied by others who cannot and do not enjoy the same. What would you do if all the “easy” things disappeared? No grocery stores with shelves full of yum yums. No gas at the pumps. No electricity 24/7. No water for every load of laundry and shower on demand. What would your life be like if someone stole your home? Hm? Oops, is that the nightmare button I’ve pushed?
Have we got context now? Hmm. I’m not sure. But this is what’s here now.
Birdwatchers 2 of 11
October 18, 2013 at 4:02 am (art, culture, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, Independent film, Indigenous People, Lakota, life, music, Native Americans, nature, photography, Pine Ridge Indian reservation, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: "Water", album, band, Don't Fear To Tread, Earth, entertainment, environment, Grandmother, Indigenous, Issues, Lakota, life, Mother Earth, music, nature, Pine Ridge Reservation, Scatter, Scatter Their Own, song, Taste The Time, values, video, videos, Willi White Concept
I think the video says it all. It just hit the tubesofyou today. What have you been tasting today?
Scatter Their Own
Water is life! We as Lakota people, believe that we are only as clean as our water, and as healthy as our Mother… Grandmother Earth.” – Scatter Their Own.
Scatter Their Own’s video for ‘Taste The Time’ from the forthcoming album, Don’t Fear To Tread – available January 2014 / Scatter Their Own Music. Download the EP now on iTunes here:http://bit.ly/CatchAFireEP
Directed by Willi White
Concept by Juliana Brown Eyes Clifford
© 2013 Scatter Their Own Music
July 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm (art, creative writing, culture, education, entertainment, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, food, history, humor, life, music, nature, play, poetry, politics, publishing, random, religion, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: artists, beauty, Bidder 70, climate, climate justice, Earth, environment, ethics, folk, Folk Songs for Climate Justice, hope, inspiration, joy, justice, love, music, nature, Otter Creek, Peaceful Uprising, poetry, quote, songs, Steve Bassett, Surrender, Tim DeChristopher
Have a listen to Otter Creek’s “Bidder 70” at http://music.peacefuluprising.org/releases
There are 14 songs available for download in most formats. Listening is FREE. Modest fee for downloading.
Want to sing with the bees? Visit a waterfall? Deal with the Devil? Play with Petroleum People?
The lyrics are inspiring, lovely and honest. The audio is perfect. Downloading is simple.
Get some joy now. What are you waiting for? Go listen and find some heart.
“What if this moment was the only thing that mattered?” from Steve Bassett’s “Surrender”.
July 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm (art, culture, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, journalism, life, nature, photography, politics, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: #ActAgainstOil, #Fearless Summer, art, Earth, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, explosion, nature, photo, photograph, photography, politics, poster, Quebec, quote, random, Utah Phillips
Why do we allow a few people to make important decisions that affect everyone adversely and have a negative impact upon Earth?
January 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm (art, culture, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, Indigenous People, life, Native Americans, nature, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: 28 January 2013, Aaroon Paquette, Activist, art, culture, Earth, Earth Tribe, environment, exploring interconnectedness, First Nations, global, history, Idle No More, life, nature, news, politics, poster, random, support
January 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm (art, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, Indigenous People, life, politics, random, religion, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, Canada, channel, Chief Ruben George, Earth, Elahogiant, environment, First Nations, Ft. Randall, Gathering to Protect the Sacred, Indigenous, Indigenous Environmental Network, Keystone XL, Native Americans, news, people, Protect the Sacred, South Dakota, Tar Sands, video, Yankton, YouTube
January 10, 2013 at 6:02 am (art, creative writing, exploring interconnectedness, life, nature, poetry, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: art, creative writing, Earth, exploring interconnectedness, haiku, Lais, Ley Lines, love, nature, poem, poetry, random, Writing
“Ley Lines Lais”
darker down deeper
soils searching sea king sweet source
fresh fire fleet feet flee
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