24 Aug '11, 12am

Learning the value of respect on Haida Gwaii

Learning the value of respect on Haida Gwaii

I spent a week around July 1 in a cabin on one of Haida Gwaii's remote islands . I was there to celebrate a birthday — not Canada's, but my grandson's second. And what a blessed time it was, hanging out with him without the distractions of email, phone calls, or television. When I got involved with First Nations communities in remote areas, one of the first lessons I learned was about the importance of respect. Without respect for each other, we don't listen and we fail to learn. Instead, we try to engage in conversations set within the perspective of our values, beliefs, and ideas. It's what led to the depredation of Europeans in the Americas, Africa, and Australia. It's what led to catastrophic disasters when explorers failed to listen and learn from local people during expeditions to the Arctic, down the Nile, and into the Amazon. But respect should extend beyond our fe...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2011/08/...

Tweets

We all love to push the boundaries when it comes to creative expression, but is it time to say 'STOP!'?

We all love to push the boundaries when it come...

emmagem.com 03 Sep '11, 11pm

September 4th, 2011 • Related • Filed Under Possible related posts... Fashion Philanthropy With BERRYBOW young&restless’ S...

high value news

high value news

ecopreneurist.com 23 Aug '11, 4pm

Support this Author Directly Priti Ambani Priti Ambani is a Freelance Consultant & Managing Editor of Ecopreneurist with i...

Live streaming of talk on life insurance...

tankinlian.blogspot.com 01 Sep '11, 4am

I retired from NTUC Income on 28 February 2007, after heading this cooperative for 30 years. I now run a consultancy compa...

Do solar panels actually increase home value? You may be surprised...

Do solar panels actually increase home value? Y...

earth911.com 25 Aug '11, 2pm

Two recent economic studies indicate that homes with solar panels sell for a premium over similar homes without solar pane...