(A campaign image from GinewPhoto: Courtesy of Ginew/Amanda Leigh Smith)
Jamie Okuma (Shoshone-Bannock and Luiseño), artist
“[Being sustainable] was our lifestyle for survival. You never over-harvested or -hunted, and what you did take, you would use every bit to honor the earth and life you took. To truly be sustainable, you have to be small and produce less, which no business wants to hear, and I get it. If they’re using a ‘zero carbon footprint,’ they’re lying—I don’t know anyone shipping via the Pony Express! In the future, I hope there is still an industry, be it large or small, considering our current situation; however, I feel there will be less production—that’s pretty clear.”
Thank you for sharing! It is so good to be reminded that we are a global society with richness and nuance of culture in every culture.
Have a good weekend!
🙏☺️I agree with you thanks for your support