We acknowledge our gratitude to the ground of all our material being, Earth, Pacha Mama. Our debt, dependence and connection to this planet can never be overstated. Nor, sadly, can the degree to which our species has damaged and threatened her.
We recognize our obligation and responsibility to do everything possible to be mindful of this debt, repair the damage, protect Earth against further harm, transforming our own behavior, our communities, and society as a whole– towards being able to live in harmony and connection with her.
We recognize that this land was settled by people who seized it from its original inhabitants–indigenous people, animals and plants, driving them out or destroying them.
In particular, this crime was carried out by European settler-colonizers, European governments, and subsequently–and to this day–U.S. government and private corporations and citizens.
Native territories that Protect Our Activists people work in:
– Cowlitz, Clackamas and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde