“Scientists are finally realizing what the Elders have taught for
thousands of years-every- thing is connected. Because everything is
interconnected, whatever you do to any one thing, you do to
If you poison any part of the earth, the poison eventually affects
everything else. If you poison the plants, the birds will eat the
plants, which poisons the birds. The birds are eaten by humans which
poisons the humans. The humans will have babies who could be deformed
because the plants were poisoned.
We must learn to live in harmony with the earth.
We must learn to think good things. Every good thought is felt by
everything, which causes everything to be happy.
Creator, let my thoughts only be good thoughts.”
“Every thing or living being that exists in this world, be it trees,
flowers, birds, grasses, rocks, soil of the earth, or human beings,
has its unique manner of existence –its essence, its spirit that
makes it what it is. That is what is meant by connectedness.”
by Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA