What a time. So many crises at once it’s hard to know where to put our attention.
How do we co-create the conditions to birth or reclaim systems for thriving life, from the mess we’ve been born into? How might we practice focusing our attention and energies on the opportunity we face now, each in our own ways, to halt the damage and transform the systems that created all this destruction?
How might trauma perhaps undergird all of it? How might we simultaneously tend to our own healing, while growing our compassion and learning about the intergenerational traumas experienced by our relatives who are Biracial, Indigenous and other People of Color? How might we recognize the universality of trauma in response to cultures based upon violence, disregard for human dignity, greed, commodification and broken promises?
Remembering the connective tissue among these seemingly disparate issues may help us find our ways toward effectively co-creating a future that can work for all life. Join Eriel Deranger, Dënesųłiné woman (ts’ékui), member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, climate justice leader and Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, (and Bioneers’ Board Chair).