Indigenous Resilience

Resilience (English) from LifeMosaic on Vimeo.

Being resilient, surviving global climate change, protecting our natural resources, and thriving means embracing our tribal identity, returning to tribal or clan system of law, and returning to a tribal or clan system of resource management. It means preserving our culture.

How do we do that? How to we get our young people to grow up as tribal people rather than in the culture of consumption, isolation, and selfishness that the modern “western” world offers? Simple: we tell them a better story. Right now, the western world tells them a fictional story of cars, money, and consumer electronics. This story is a false one, as we face dismal poverty rates, obesity, alcoholism, drug abuse, diabetes, suicide, broken families, and unhappiness. We need to tell a stronger story. A story of happiness. Of belonging, identity, pride, humility, love, song and dance. We need to tap into the warrior spirit of our young people. They are seeking it, and finding a seductive message on MTV rather than from their own people. We need to tell a better story.

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About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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One Response to Indigenous Resilience

  1. Red Mann says:

    No, not a “Better Story”, you need to
    1.) Get ALL “christian” churches off your land.
    2.) BAN CHRISTIANITY ON YOUR RESERVATION – THE “WHITE-POISON” THAT CAUSES EVERYTHING ELSE MENTIONED BY YOU.
    3.) STOP WESTERN TELEVISION PROGRAMING FROM BEING WATCHED BY YOUR CHILDREN!
    YOU ARE VERY NAIVE IF YOU THINK THERE IS NOT MORE THAN JUST “PHILOSOPHY” OR “THE WESTERN WAY” OF LIFE BEING PROMOTED.
    4.) TEACH YOUR CHILDREN YOUR NATIVE TONGUE AND WAYS OF LIFE – FIRST AND FOREMOST! THEN TEACH THEM ABOUT THE BRUTAL CHRISTIAN CONQUERS AND THEIR EURO-WHITE ROOTS. MAKE YOUR CHILDREN KNOW THE FIRST TRUTH – THAT THESE WHITE ASSHOLES DO NOT OWN THE LAND! THEY ARE INSANE AS A GROUP!
    5.) DO NOT LET WHITE CHRISTIANS TEACH YOUR CHILDREN!
    6.) KEEP THE EVIL US OF TERROR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT VACCINES AWAY FROM YOUR CHILDREN!
    7.) START TO NOT TRUST AT ALL “WHITE-MAN” “YOU MUST BELIEVE US” MEDICINE. KEEP THEM AWAY FROM YOUR CHILDREN!

    DO YOU GET WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING NOW????????????????????

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