Merchandise Love, Part 3

In advance of Indigenous People’s Day, here is the third excerpt from Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa’s chapter on “Merchandise Love” in his book, The Falling Sky. It explains how the Yanomami treat personal possessions, and how they think of...

Merchandise Love, Part 2

In this second installment of Chapter 19, “Merchandise Love,” from Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa’s book, “The Falling Sky,” we learn about the ancient words the Yanomami applied to Western trade goods when they first encountered...

Indigenous Wisdom: Aluna

This week is feeling like a turning point for me in terms how to respond, personally, to the world ecological crisis. Many people have noted that existing forms of activism and policy remedies are seeming incremental and insufficient, and that it would be easy to...