“I Stand Here for the Earth”

As posted on Voices of the Sacred and suggested here on this blog many times with respect to the Farming for the Future Network:

We want to heal our communities….lets start by healing ourselves! We want to take care of our families and relatives…lets start by taking care of ourselves. We want our communities healthy…lets start by getting ourselves healthy.

“I represent clean air.  I realize we’ll probably never have clean air anymore.  But we still have to do what we can for our children.  It makes you cry, when you think about our kids.”
(Elouise Brown, Navajo, Chaco Rio, New Mexico)

“I stand here for the Earth, for our people, for my family back home….  It’s really heavy stuff that we’re working on.  But it’s also empowering.” (Krystal Two Bulls, Voices of the Sacred, Albuquerque, New Mexico)

“There’s a war against humanity going on.  And if it wasn’t for resistance, we wouldn’t be here.  These corporations are raping the land, they’re raping our Mother.  To come together like this, to stand together, means a lot.

We come together for our Mother, for our life, in solidarity.  And we will never be silenced.  We will be heard.” (Sheldon Tenorio, Voices of the Sacred, Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Sheldon Tenorio and Krystal Two Bulls of Voices of the Sacred

“Now is the time.  This is the place.  No more deferrals, no more silence. Let’s wake up.  And listen.” (These are the powerful words of John Foran, in his blog The Power of Indigenous Activists at the Summit of the Climate Justice Movement, originally published here by Resilience.org).

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About Kaytlyn Dale

#nuffield13 scholar passionate about sacred agriculture and holding space for transforming ourselves so that we can help regenerate the land, soil, Earth and our food system. Pursuing an MA (Theology) in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy
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