In times of massive change, we are challenged to recover our bonds to Mother Earth and be at home in wild nature, as an interconnected part of the flourishing of all life. And as we fulfill these directives of balance and right relationship, we realize the highest values for all those on Turtle Island - to participate in the beauty of Earth Community, and protect the land for the Seven Generations yet to come. New versions of our timeless and archaic eco-story are needed more than ever, as we reclaim our relationship to the Ancestors and our land-emergent knowledge.
We Are the Ancestors of the Future was also published in response to the question "What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?" posed by the Center for Humans and Nature: Expanding Our Natural and Civic Imagination. In the face of challenge and struggle, how can we draw on our Ancestors for knowledge, resilience, and hope? As we look to the future, what will we offer to our descendants to draw upon in their own challenging times? What are the stories we will tell today, and how will we enact those stories?
Pegi Eyers is the author of "Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community," a new book that explores strategies for intercultural competency, healing our relationships with Turtle Island First Nations, uncolonization, recovering an ecocentric worldview, rewilding, creating a sustainable future and reclaiming peaceful co-existence in Earth Community.