s Americans observe the national holiday of Columbus Day on October 14, it seems proper to take some moments for remembering the nation’s original people. A short documentary titled “A Healing Journey” shares one Native American tribe’s successful effort to regain an essential aspect of its unique history and long-ago traditional nature-based system of living.
Some spiritual prophecies hold that humanity will come to a certain point of historic decision when the powers of greed, self-importance, and lack of respect for life in all its forms – human, animal, plant and inanimate – inflicts such harm that reconsideration of ancient, simpler, natural and peaceful ways of living on Earth becomes manifest.
Is it possible that now, in October 2019, represents that prophesied decisive historical point where humanity finds it impossible to perpetuate the harms it has essentially done to itself, all life and the Earth itself – through ill-considered, reckless and violent actions taken for the purpose of increasing wealth and power and control at the expense of others in the human family?
For thousands of years, the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) people piloted their canoes along the tumbling waters of the Snake River. But after dams were built and the river choked off, a tradition was lost for over 100 years. Until now…
(Thank you to Earthjustice.org)