Wednesday, August 10, 2011

San Luis Obispo County makes history with Chumash Nation | | San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles

As a participant in the week Celebrating and Honoring Indigenous People's I've enjoyed the spirit of discovery to relate my daily work more elaborately to the subtexts within the theme of the week. The dedication of our work at EarthTones, our classes, ceremonies and much of what we feature in our gallery keeps helps us to keep mindful of the connectedness to nature. We consider it critical to both give the natural world respect and to be honest stewards.

The principles of first nation people coalesce mostly around this philosphy. Ignoring this relationship pushes greater burden on the Earth but more importantly it can diminish part of the soul. Through the reflections of this week, hopefully each one of us focus more directly on this in our own lives.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Indigenous Peoples Week 2011

Why is this focus so timely.....
How can we establish a more fluent understanding of the contemporary role of indigenous communities throughout the world....
Was there something we were missing...
The focus dreamed up goes beyond a call for health and wellbeing of indigenous communities throughout the world and asks each of us to see where health and wellbeing of our small communities, families and selves can be enhanced by this week.
We have a relationship with all peoples, and this week helps us explore that relationship. Hopefully by the end of the weeken, we'll feel more connected and inspired to consciously contribute.