Why I’m learning an indigenous language by Arthur Haines (arthurhaines.com)
Many people who have read any of my posts recently have seen occasional use of a local indigenous language.  This language, Peskotomuhkati-latuwewakon (Passamaquoddy Language), was historically spoken by 20,000 people in eastern Maine and western New Brunswick prior to European contact.  Today, ...

English language has severe limitations when it comes to explaining how connected we are to the earth, as it is not an indigenous language.

Is it really “green” and “environmentally smart” to use clearcutting methods in forestry? Or is it an outdated, inefficient and heavily carbon-emitting practice that does not belong in a world already struggling with forest fires and a climate crisis? A film on eco forestry and about ecological alternatives to clearcutting.

In spite of the Swedish forestry industry’s advertising campaigns that attempt to cast them in the role of “green heroes”, the sadness in the film’s director’s soul at the sight of a clear cut area is palpable. How is it possible to chop down an entire woods and still use labels such as “environmental care”?

In this film you’ll see a variety of people talk about their relationship with the forest. There’s the hands-on practical advice for ecological alternatives to clearcutting, there’s the scientific evidence of what clearcutting does, there’s the politician using spoken word to convey her message and there’s the front line testimony from a man who lives large parts of the year in the woods.

The starting point is the gut feeling from the filmmaker that clearcutting simply feels wrong. The ending is a beginning; an invitation into seeing the forest as a collaborating partner rather than this “thing” for humans to exploit. How would our view of the forest change if we stopped seeing it merely as an economic resource, and instead as an invitation to an ecological partnership?

Reminder: Raise/hunt animals and gather wild plants (for medicine). Eat raw meats to avoid deficiencies so there is no need for supplements. Vegan diets are being pushed by the same media that has been lying in your face the last year. Do not comply on their war against healing meats 🙏🏼✨❤️