Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

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View the original statement with signatures here (PDF): COUNCIL_FUKUSHIMA_STATEMENT_OCT_2013.

Council Statement
This statement reflects the wisdom of the Spiritual People of the Earth, of North and South America, working in unity to restore peace, harmony and balance for our collective future and for all living beings. This statement is written in black and white with a foreign language that is not our own and does not convey the full depth of our concerns.

The Creator created the People of the Earth into the Land at the beginning of
Creation and gave us a way of life. This way of life has been passed down
generation-to-generation since the beginning. We have not honored this way of
life through our own actions and we must live these original instructions in order
to restore universal balance and harmony. We are a part of Creation;
thus, if we break the Laws of Creation, we destroy ourselves.
We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold
the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our
umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a
resource to be exploited. We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an
urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. We warned
that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here.
Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path
of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf
oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and
the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In
addition, these activities and development continue to cause the deterioration and
destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life.
Powerful technologies are out of control and are threatening the future of all life
The Fukushima nuclear crisis alone is a threat to the future of humanity. Yet, our concern
goes far beyond this single threat. Our concern is with the cumulative and
compounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around
the world. It is the combination of resource extraction, genetically modified organisms,
moral failures, pollution, introduction of invasive species and much much more that are
threatening the future of life on Earth. The compounding of bad decisions and their
corresponding actions are extremely short-sighted. They do not consider the future
generations and they do not respect or honor the Creator’s Natural Law. We strongly
urge for the governmental authorities to respond with an open invitation to work and
consult with us to solve the world’s problems, without war. We must stop waging war
against Mother Earth, and ourselves.
We acknowledge that all of these devastating actions originated in human beings who are
living without regard for the Earth as the source of life. They have strayed from the
Original Instructions by casting aside the Creator’s Natural Law. It is now critical for
humanity to acknowledge that we have created a path to self destruction. We must restore
the Original Instructions in our lives to halt this devastation.
The sanctity of the Original Instructions has been violated. As a result, the Spiritual
People of the Earth were called ceremonially to come together at the home of the Sacred
White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. These Spiritual Leaders and those that carry great
responsibility for their people from both North and South America came together with the
sacred fire for four days at the end of September 2013 to fulfill their sacred
responsibilities. During this time it was revealed that the spirit of destruction gained its’
strength by our spiritually disconnected actions. We are all responsible in varying
degrees for calling forth this spirit of destruction, thus we are all bound to begin
restoring what we have damaged by helping one another recover our sacred
responsibility to the Earth. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, offer our
spiritual insight, wisdom and vision to the global community to help guide the actions
needed to overcome the current threats to all life.
We only have to look at our own bodies to recognize the sacred purpose
of water on Mother Earth. We respect and honor our spiritual relationship
with the lifeblood of Mother Earth. One does not sell or contaminate their
mother’s blood. These capitalistic actions must stop and we must recover
our sacred relationship with the Spirit of Water
The People of the Earth understand that the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to
threaten the future of all life. We understand the full implications of this crisis even with
the suppression of information and the filtering of truth by the corporate owned media
and Nation States. We strongly urge the media, corporations and Nation States to
acknowledge and convey the true facts that threaten us, so that the international
community may work together to resolve this crisis, based on the foundation of Truth.
We urge the international community, government of Japan and TEPCO to unify efforts
to stabilize and re-mediate the nuclear threat posed at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear
power plant. To ensure that the Japanese government and TEPCO are supported with
qualified personnel and information, we urge the inclusion of today’s nuclear experts
from around the world to collaborate, advise and provide technical assistance to prevent
further radioactive contamination or worse, a nuclear explosion that may have
apocalyptic consequences.
The foundation for peace will be strengthened by restoring the Original Instructions in ourselves
Prophecies have been shared and sacred instructions were given. We, the People of the
Earth, were instructed that the original wisdom must be shared again when imbalance
and disharmony are upon Mother Earth. In 1994 the sacred white buffalo, the giver of
the sacred pipe, returned to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people bringing forth the
sacred message that the winds of change are here. Since that time many more
messengers in the form of white animals have come, telling us to wake up my children. It
is time. So listen for the sacred instruction.

All Life is sacred. We come into Life as sacred beings. When we abuse the
sacredness of Life we affect all Creation
We urge all Nations and human beings around the world to work with us, the Original
Caretakers of Mother Earth, to restore the Original Instructions and uphold the
Creator’s Natural Law as a foundation for all decision making, from this point forward.
Our collective future as human beings is in our hands, we must address the Fukushima
nuclear crisis and all actions that may violate the Creator’s Natural Law. We have
reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence. We will avert this potentially
catastrophic nuclear disaster by coming together with good minds and prayer as a global
community of all faiths.
We are the People of the Earth united under the Creator’s Law with a sacred covenant to
protect and a responsibility to extend Life for all future generations. We are expressing
deep concern for our shared future and urge everyone to awaken spiritually. We must
work in unity to help Mother Earth heal so that she can bring back balance and harmony
for all her children.
Representatives of the Council

Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
Spiritual Leader
The Great Sioux Nation

Bobby C. Billie
Clan Leader and Spiritual Leader
Council of the Original Miccosukee
Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples

Faith Spotted Eagle, Tunkan Inajin Win
Brave Heart Society Grandmother/Headswoman & Ihanktonwan Treaty Council
Ihanktonwan Dakota from the Oceti Sakowin

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  67 comments for “Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

  1. d
    October 31, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Thank you for posting this. Throughout the day I have been working on a holistic health resource list for collectively creating a healthy future together amidst radiation contamination (https://www.facebook.com/notes/dixie-pauline/creating-a-healthy-future-together-amidst-environmental-radiation-a-holistic-hea/10150109089498412).

    I actually visited this site because I was watching GasLand II last night (must-see documentaries) and the film mentions how the BLM is rounding up wild horses because they’re in the way of resource extraction & fracking. I think the BLM was given orders (or paid off. or both.) to round them up and exterminate them. Sad. I recall seeing a post about the peril of wild horses and wanted to see what else was written about it. Thank you for keepn on, raising awareness.

  2. November 1, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    not quite wise enough, im afraid. i see this from the mainstream green tracts as well. yes the problem is ‘the cumulative andcompounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around the world.’, but we need to also acknowledge that all this destruction is now primarily for the benefit of a tiny fraction of powerful humans who are socio/psychopaths who are the ones driving this train to the end of existence and who will not be reasoned with and who cannot be reformed, so deep is their spirit sickness. and so they must be stopped.

    • November 5, 2013 at 7:20 PM

      It is wise enough. However, your words are the truth. But remember the communards. The people were not yet united and some acted with unwise haste. The result was a crushed movement and mass burials in a common grave.

      Joey Racano

    • November 6, 2013 at 9:47 AM

      I don’t suppose it occurred to you that stopping the earth-damagers might be part of the Original Instructions discussed here?

      Passive pacifism is a New Age thing. This is not New Age thinking here. At the same time, these elders cannot come out and explicitly exhort their people to fight in a public forum like this. They are already on the knife edge of extinction and in this age of terrorism can’t afford to attract that kind of bad attention to themselves.

      In fact it is best not to discuss these matters in public at all. Look up Deep Green Resistance on Google if you have not heard of them already. They share some interesting ideas about this.

    • paula muller
      November 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      I agree with Mad Love. This small group will kill us all and there is no reasoning with them. So how do you handle that?

      • Eagle Woman
        November 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

        prayers that the evil race that creates the earth’s destruction will be stopped and they too will awaken. Prayers that the reactors have been swallowed by the Mother to save us from further destruction. Prayers for more time to become sensitive to the laws and Original instructions that exist within each one of us… prayers these will awaken.

    • November 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

      I think they said this…maybe not in the words you used but I got the message. I already had it and they are saying exactly what you said.

    • November 13, 2013 at 4:27 AM

      sure. However, regardless as to wether or not the ones leading, (driving “this” train, as you put it), all of us just stand back and LET it happen and than cry about it after it was done slamming fists on the table and talk about what a monstosity all of “this” is! So, leaders be damned, we the people need to find/create a way to show there is better choices that we can make. And IF, because we don’t -”know”- the heart of any man but our own, these “leaders” are that entrenced in wanting to be destructive than just take them out……of the offices. I don’t -”know”- , what I do know is I am dong my part and that if enough of us do OUR part than eventually it will come full circle and we will live in peace once more. Won’t that be nice?

  3. Linda Littrell
    November 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Great wisdom is here, not ego-driven, somehow simple yet profound in a world gone mad. Thank you brothers and sisters. You are our mentors, as we may become aligned with those who teach that exploitation, desecration of our Mother Earth, our home, threatens and harms all beings. Those who live and “prosper” in denial of these truths may yet bring upheaval and even greater destruction to this wonderful world that was given, that has evolved. Nevertheless, we join together, we continue to stand together in peace, determination and compassion. Perhaps our voices will prevail; may it be so. Whether they do or do not, we stand with you in gratitude for the beauty and bounty of this Earth.

  4. November 2, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    Water is our healer. Water is our life source. Without action now, we face destruction. Thank you elders for your eloquent statement.

    • Caryn Jaetzold
      November 3, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      Yes so true .. Since we invaded and took the Indians land we have done nothing but waste and destroy the land

  5. November 2, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    apparently we can heal the waters with gold according to Bashar we have our values wrong and hold the powerful gold in safes in our banks

    • daniel corinniwe
      November 3, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      Not knowing of the council that time I did a series of ceremonies with friends and participants the last part of october doing kind of what the counsil relates to… many thanks to the women present for their strong prayers for the Waterelement… many thanks for the strong prayers of the group and all that feel the sacredness of this planet and life.. daniel corinniwe

    • November 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      I love Bashar’s wisdom! I believe this is possible too

  6. November 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Thank you…these words resonate deeply into the sub-conscious mind and this is where the well of truth lies in all humans. I hope that many people will be able to see what is really going on, and act on an impulse to conserve and to heal, instead of continuing down the same path that keeps the war machine and greed in control of our small planet.

  7. November 3, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    Cannot heal water with gold… gold standard does not back the $ any more.
    Nothing will heal without unity of souls, Mother Earth, all the web of life. We must seek healing, open to profound change and priorities. Without clean water, clean food, we will not survive as a species; contamination from nuclear options cannot be put back in the poison bottle…

    Thanks, horus sage, for the link to support Taro Yammamoto

  8. November 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM
  9. November 3, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    indeed we are in the midst of a natural self destruction mode because of steering away from what has been given to us by the creator, much prayer is to be needed to get thru this one. each of us has the capacity to pray, why not use that to it’s fullest? when we all pray then we can make things become healthier for all.

  10. November 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    I have posted this on my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/globalmeditationforfukushima , and I have boosted the post to 16,000 people so far. This needs to go far and wide. Already 140 or so people have liked the post, and people are starting share it.

  11. November 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Give thanks! I am humbly of service for my Heart is ready. Shaman Wolf with strong Water.

  12. November 4, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    I am a Japanese.

    I consent to the contents of this declaration.
    I diffuse this information in Japan by many means.
    And we have to share this thought. Now!

    • November 5, 2013 at 7:20 AM

      The Japanese people are in my prayers. What is the general feeling in Japan about Fukushima? How is the health of the people? I live on the California coast. I wonder how much longer we will be able to swim in the ocean and eat the fish.

      • Robert Dasteel
        November 8, 2013 at 5:22 AM

        Best to stop eating all seafood from the Pacific as of now. The starfish are dissolving
        and the tuna is testing radioactive. More on the way. There are some answers–go to
        Youtube. Also no sushi or seaweed from the Pacific.

    • November 5, 2013 at 6:11 PM

      Thank you

  13. November 4, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Let’s explore the path of collaboration. This statement from the Elders was posted through the URI (United Religions Initiative) — and it should be possible to build a fundamental international alliance based on this primal call to “restore the original instructions”. As the Elders indicate — Fukushima is a critical thing — but only one thing among many that are also critical. Can we convene “one circle” — to form this “global community of all faiths” that is called for?

    http://interspirit.net/dawn/index.cfm

    http://interspirit.net/alliance/commentstream.cfm

    Bruce Schuman, Santa Barbara

    • November 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      thank you elders, grandfathers and grandmothers, uncles and aunts for your wise council and powerful guidance – we stand ready and willing let us mount our horses and ride gathering our relatives from the south and the north join at the mounds and then ride to the white house – together we stand united for clean water and restoration of Mother Earth – Count us in Bruce – well said -

  14. November 4, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Resistance. There is no option for life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJCxHsoiSrs

  15. November 5, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    I will present this statement at an upcoming conference about Fukushima in Hawai’i. Thank you for sharing the wisdom of the elders. You are the true leaders.

    FYI I had the opportunity to listen to part of Andrew Big Smoke’s (“the rainbow prophet”) voice, vision, and dream as a result of a chance(fated) meeting which made me aware of the Hopi Rainbow prophecy. I want to share that part of it has come true in Hawai’i. Native Hawaiian “activists” and a mix of other “races” acted in unity to create a protest garden/ place of refuge on contested Hawaiian land to bring light to the illegal annexation of Hawai’i and consequential problems that occur when the native population is forcibly removed and prohibited from living traditionally.

    What I realized is that the people working in the garden-malama aina, nurturing the land, were people of all races, colors, creeds, and classes. We all share a concern about the state of the island and the many inhabitants and are working to restore her and the rights and health of the native inhabitants AND newcomers.

    As Uncle Albert Haa Jr, descendant of Kamehameha, King of Hawai’i told me, he has grandchildren with blond hair and green eyes, a free Hawai’i must include everyone here. The Hawaiians have married just about every culture that made it here, so Hawaii must include them. This inclusive, understanding and loving attitude–aloha, is part of the original instructions here that may help us reach those who could be percieved as enemies. They can be future allies if we realize it is a possibility.

    Yes, the time to act is now. We are living during the 6th great extinction, largely caused by western civilization’s colonization. The best solution costs nothing, What we need is here. If you are idigenous to a place it is in your DNA. The rest of us can ask for assistance from the spirits in understanding how to interact with nature appropriately, answers can come quickly if we don’t limit ourselves. That is what I have been doing and have learned much. check out http://www.agroforestrydesign.net to learn about some of the traditional land management practices utilized in permaculture.as a means to restore the environment, our food sovereignty, and health.

    Aloha

    .

    • Peggy LIndquist
      November 7, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      Thank you. I appreciate your comments and the direction of your work.

  16. carl doolittle
    November 5, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    I AM YOU YOU ARE ME WE ARE ONE this came to me in a Spirit Dance (the old Ghost Dance).
    what is shared here is very well said and can help us to let go of the spiritual and political differences so that we can come together bring our mother back into balance, she will come back into balance regardless of what we do but if we do not move toward balance she will have to let us go.

    • Frances
      November 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      I am reminded of the beautiful song “Spirit of One” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19g6JMT_1JA. There is a further reference to the Spirit of Destruction and a prophesy in the New Testament, see 2Thessalonians 2.3, describing the time of the Son of Destruction/Son of Perdition.

      A special message of love to the people of Fukushima at this time. It is written that God said that He would have to intervene otherwise all flesh would be destroyed. That is our Hope.

  17. November 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM
  18. Julie
    November 6, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I am with you!

  19. Samuel Fariss
    November 7, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    The madness is upon humanity. Our leaders are acting like ill-behaved children. Our people refuse to look within and learn. Many are lost in the fog of fear and hatred, unwilling to seek the light of truth and balance. Those of us who see the truth and live in as a sacred way as we can must drum, dance, sing, chant and pray. Here in Asheville, North Carolina we rallied in what was called Mountain Moral Monday. An estimated 10,000 participated. We were Christian, Wiccan, Native American Shaman, Muslims, Buddhist and every other spirit path one can imagine. This is what is needed. We must see our similarities and set aside our differences. We must work together. I have long known that we are standing at a crossroads. Taking the wrong road will destroy life on this planet. We have work to do. Let us continue with renewed vigor.

  20. November 7, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    The indigenous people of this American continent repeated spoke this wisdom to my ancestors. Sadly, my ancestors could not hear the wisdom. May it be that times have changed. May the drastic nature of our current condition allow us to hear now. Thanks to you who have kept this sacred truth and bring it to us again now.

  21. November 8, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Thank you.
    Thank you for your focus
    and speaking from deep inside.
    I sing with you..

  22. R. N. Mason
    November 9, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Samuel Fariss has written well, but more needs to be recognized about our “leaders.” They have embraced the ultimate idolatry, for they have become lost in the belief that money is Creator and that human command is supreme. If you doubt this, read any modern text on economics or governance. As lost ones, they cannot be trusted to guide the People in a good way; they can, however, be expected to cling desperately to the blanket they themselves have woven, knowing no other shelter and seeing the oncoming storm. Because they have power, of a kind, their clinging must inevitably produce yet more damage to our Mother Earth and all Her children. If the world is to live, at some point soon we, the People, will have to say “I walk away!”

    To “walk away” must mean, of course, to take up the Instructions, as they have been and are being given to each People, and to live them to the best of our ability. It means to return to Prayer – especially for guidance – and to Purification, to the opening of the Heart to the needs of all our Relations and to a determination to act, to live, to speak and to think in a good way.

    I am Lue-tah/Rainbow Dreamer, and I have spoken.

  23. November 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Repost from Nov. 8

    Samuel Fariss has written well, but more needs to be recognized about our “leaders.” They have embraced the ultimate idolatry, for they have become lost in the belief that money is Creator and that human command is supreme. If you doubt this, read any modern text on economics or governance. As lost ones, they cannot be trusted to guide the People in a good way; they can, however, be expected to cling desperately to the blanket they themselves have woven, knowing no other shelter and seeing the oncoming storm. Because they have power, of a kind, their clinging must inevitably produce yet more damage to our Mother Earth and all Her children. If the world is to live, at some point soon we, the People, will have to say “I walk away!”

    To “walk away” must mean, of course, to take up the Instructions, as they have been and are being given to each People, and to live them to the best of our ability. It means to return to Prayer – especially for guidance – and to Purification, to the opening of the Heart to the needs of all our Relations and to a determination to act, to live, to speak and to think in a good way.

    I am Lue-tah/Rainbow Dreamer, and I have spoken.

  24. November 11, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Thank you for posting and all that you do!

    EVERYONE PLEASE SUPPORT THE ELDER’S STATEMENT with your signature here:

    http://caretakersofmotherearth.com/

  25. November 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Thank you, Fathers and Mothers , for your words and Spirit.

  26. November 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

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  27. Tadanori Shigeyuki
    November 15, 2013 at 5:04 AM

    I love the universe.
    I love the earth.
    I love me.
    Thank you.

  28. aripeka1
    November 15, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    We actually had the Honor of Meeting and spending the evening with Bobby C Billy last evening in Brooksville, Florida last evening. Many people are ill in the Gulf Region and we are the caretakers of the Gulf. Thanks to Bobby C Billy for taking the time and the hours to explain to the elderly and the young alike in his wonderful, quiet but courageous way that everything is changing. We are the ones we have been waiting for.

  29. TimA
    November 28, 2013 at 6:08 AM

    Thankyou everyone for your beautiful intentions, indeed they help, however this is what I have seen….
    I am one man that has been practicing dhamma for some time now. I have a very deep understandin/acceptance of the laws of nature, the laws of dhamma and the laws of kamma and a profound respect for all. I understand the nature of the mind/ego to be that of attachment or, addiction and Daily I practice non-attachment thru meditation, action, thought and intention while facing the challenges of coexisting and working with other mundane beings.
    My livelihood has changed to be ‘right’ livlihood(that is ‘wholesome’ livlihood) I have stopped killing other beings intentionally(including fish and one of my previous favourite pastimes) I have become a vegitarian/vegan. I have drastically changed my social habits, quit the drink, drugs and tobacco. And indeed those that normally associate with these habits(unless I’m drawn to these people for a particular reason) We have become to immature to do most of these respectfully and for any real benefit as indeed some once where. I partake in men’s work, demonstrations, healing sites and connecting more and more to ‘country’(Aboriginal Australian term) and much more, which surprisingly came easy enough as I ‘knew’ I had to, indeed, we all have too…..
    I tell you all this not for praise or glory but to say that even with all this effort and intention, I still harbour bitterness, anger, spite, ill will arrogance and many other defilements and I understand these to be driven largely by my huge Dutch/Sicilian Australian Leo ‘ego’ lol and I accept this(I also recognise my wholesome qualities and the big ones of compassion and gratitude which I witness evolving) But again I tell you all this as an example of the difficulties that I face as a mundane being on the path to enlightenment and that most are not even close to many of the ‘sacrifices’/self empowerments that I’ve just mentioned.This is because most do not understand the true nature of our mind/ego, that of craving and aversion and the insatiable appetite we all demonstrate to some degree. Most I have come across, wether spiritual, environmental or socially motivated very seldom consider, in any real depth, any of the other factors only worrying about ‘there’ problems. This has to change for any real change to manifest. We Must consider much, much more of our own influences and affects, the homeless indigenous, the polluting of our waters, the crippling capitalist system and indeed our moral and spiritual bankruptcy. The dying oceans(we have to stop eating fish now). The wars and violent crimes(we must cease killing all beings, wether for food, fun, territory, politics or religion, it has an affect and influence, even simply ‘thinking’it does)We have so much knowledge of super foods and plant based protein etc that we can now return to sharing this planet with our four legged, winged and crawling friends, without harming them. i know many that are willing to save a forrest(yes a knoble cause) but not willing to discuss there own anti social and morally flawed habits. This has to change If we want real change.
    I thank the elders for there depth and wisdom and I ask everyone to consider all aspects of there words and to start making changes where before there were few.
    And lastly I will say that I have seen too much and I know that if we as individuals don’t do much more, then our mother will simply start again. This of course would be a shame as this earthly realm is a good place to be for deep spiritual work and we have come so far consciously but have become very confused between our ‘wants’ and ‘needs’.
    I see too few that really care, even in these unprecedented times, and too few that are doing enough to prevent the total catastrophe that is looming
    I know that if we as individuals and communities work deeply on ourselves, many of the symptoms of this chronic dis-ease will dissolve and we as individuals may attain the ultimate liberation.

    Love and peace to you all my brothers and sister in this earthly existence
    TimA

  30. TimA
    November 28, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-29/rio-to-suspend-gove-alumina-refinery-in-northern-territoy/5124570

    I just had to share this bit of positive.
    Here in Australia, as u may b aware, have been relatively immune to the 08 financial collapse. This has been changing over the past few years with large numbers of employees loosin there jobs, even in the mining sector.
    Just now, in west Aus(Aus’ mining capital) 450 odd people lost there job from caterpillar….60 odd apprentices, just before chrissy….
    Rio tinto(Australia’s biggest miner) has announced closing of its alumina plant in Arhnem land, Northern Territory, a remot, isolated and culturally rich part of northern australia.
    This is big, it is a mining town and caused many problems to the Yolngu people who still maintain a large amount of culture but have undergone the inevitablel modern vices of drugs and alcohol, which has caused great harm.
    Many of the towns inhabitants will inevitably leave,im sure, offering a relatively pristine environment with all facilities. This may offer a very positive change of direction.
    It is clear to me that the ‘financial crisis’ Will be the deciding factor and not pure conscience, or universal morality. Therefore the changes will only be temporary, until we become comfortable again.
    We must step up to this higher consciousness, (we can all recognise it in our conscience) and really feel what needs to be done and go for it.
    Love and peace
    TimA

  31. roger
    December 6, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Dear Anne,
    Your comment leads me to believe you might be ‘the Anne’ who is alive and well at ENENEWS.COM
    If you are the Anne who is active on enenews, I would like for you to meet a local Tribe Leader of the Cour de alene. She is just learning of Fukushimas dangers. Roger

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