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Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts

American Indian Institute, Bozeman, Montana


June 2010


YouTube video: "Chief Oren Lyons speaks about Climate Change"

Chief Oren Lyons speaks about Climate Change at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in 2007 during a Seventh Generation Fund special side event on climate change. During a 10 minute video produced by the The Seventh Generation Fund earlier this year Oren retells the story of Louie Badwond's words about the environment and what should be done. Click the image to the right to view the video.


What You Can Do: An Ongoing Series

Watch for tips and hints on actions that can make a difference. If you have suggestions including steps you've taken send them to Galen@TwoCircles.org.

Always use a canvas bag(s) when shopping. Help reduce the $4 billion plus annual cost, petroleum use, energy use, contamination, and more. It's hard to calculate the real cost of our continued consumption of plastic

bags made of oil. Learn More. For incentive watch the video at http://www.planetthoughts.org/?pg=vid/ShowVideo&qid=3209 and pass it on.

An Hour Well Spent

For a 55 minute video featuring Oren Lyons, Jake Swamp, Tom Porter among many other indigenous people from the around the world, click here. The video titled "Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations" is a part of Link TV's Global Spirit series.


Remembering John Mohawk

Anyone who met John Mohawk during the first Ancient Voices forum at Bemidji might appreciate the 12/20/2006 obituary by Bruce Jackson found at http://artvoice.com/issues/v5n51/saying_ oh#SlideFrame_0

The Bioneers Conference is "a leading-edge forum presenting breakthrough solutions for people and planet." The 2010 conference will be in San Rafael, California, October 15-17 (with intensives October 14 and 18). At this year's conference, "social and scientific innovators focus on solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity." For more information visit: http://www.bioneers.org/conference


A Quote Worth Repeating

"We say that the faces of coming generations are looking up from the earth. So when you put your feet down, you put them down very carefully because there are generations coming one after the other. If you think in these terms, then you'll walk a lot more carefully, be more respectful of this earth."

Oren Lyons, Onondaga, 1995


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