Global Spirit Video: Earth Wisdom for a World in Crisis

31 July 2009, 11:47 AM

This program focuses on the wisdom of indigenous values and practices that have promoted heightened consciousness, spiritual harmony and a life in balance with nature. The first excerpt from "Earth Wisdom for a World in Crisis" was filmed at the United Nations, where 3,000 indigenous people from around the world were invited to share their solutions to the growing environmental crisis. Tribal leaders from Brazil, West Papua, Kenya, and Peru discuss their concerns. The second excerpt begins at a Native American shrine honoring Sitting Bull, then leads to an interview with Oren Lyons, a tribal leader and historian. Lyons describes how the world-view of Indigenous People first clashed with that of the European colonizers.