To be released by Publishers, Simon and Schuster, September 1, 2020~Excerpt from Chapter 9~Overview Prophecies, Dynamic Change, and a New Global Civilization. Chapter Nine was written by Chief Phil Lane Jr., a hereditary Chief of the Inhanktonwan Dakota and Chicksaw Nations. His presence has graced us many times here in the Pacific Northwest, especially in relation to Tsleil-Waututh First Nation and other BC First Nations struggles against TransMountain and in support of intersecting issues with Lummi Nation here in northern Washington.
We are witnessing a growing Global Storm visibly sweeping the face of our Mother Earth. This Global Storm will prove, unless we awaken, to be unprecedented in its violence, unpredictable in its course, and sometimes catastrophic in its immediate effects. It appears that no place on Mother Earth is protected from the cleansing, healing, and unifying power of this Global Storm.
This is due to a widespread “paralysis of will and action” to make the essential decisions and behavioral changes needed to move forward positively and constructively. The gridlock that supports this “paralysis” is the reluctance to entertain the possibility of subordinating national and personal self-interests to the needed requirements of concerted global actions. It is also reinforced by a deep-seated conviction in the inevitable adversarial nature of humankind. We seem unwilling to articulate a desire and need for a world in which we can live in peace, harmony, and prosperity with all members of our human family.
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