Monday, 15 April 2013
Elder Winston Wuttunee: Control of Government and the Environment
Here is a video of myself with Elder Winston Wuttunee (Cree). Winston Wuttunee is the 2013 Indspire (National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) award winner in Culture, Heritage & Spirituality. He talks about how a well qualified Indigenous person should be placed in charge of the environment departments in all governments. He feels that the life on earth needs to be respected and too often governments put ministers who have no knowledge of the environment or fisheries in charge. They then go about making decisions with little knowledge of the true importance of the world around them. Winston believes that Indigenous peoples have a profound connection with the land and it is this connection which would make them better defenders of "all of creation." Winston ends with the words that we are all in this together.