Conflict and harm are resolved through reconciliation and healing rather than through punishment and exclusion.
Mother Earth has the same rights as a person.
When women tell their stories of trauma they are speaking for the land herself.
Bartering fosters the equitable distribution of wealth and acknowledges every one’s gifts equally.
The minority voice, the one most oppressed, is the one that needs to be heard most.
We need to return to pre-colonization values where true democracy, compassion, respect, generosity, courage, wisdom, sacredness, humility, empathy, balance, gratitude and connection to the land are taught by the elders to the adults and children in the community.
Our values need to change if we are to survive. This means pulling away from patriarchal, hierarchical mindsets and turning to the Circle for transformation and recovery.
We consider wild life to have the same kind of psychology as people do with the same need for respect.
Indigenous restoration of traditional culture is a critical need to recover from trauma.