[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Indigenous in Canada turn to the land to survive coronavirus

Ashish Kothari ashishkothari at riseup.net
Mon Apr 6 13:18:16 CEST 2020

Friends, there is a huge lesson in this for us ... not that we can all 
'go back to the land' but that the re-localisation of providing for 
basic needs, of sustaining liveilhoods, etc with people in communities 
taking their present and future in their own hands, can be a very 
meaningful movement arising from the current crisis. Just one of many 
new directions for us to imagine and practice, and where we can't 
ourselves practice it, at least support and advocate, for instance 
through building respnosible consumer links with primary producers, 
recognising the enormous contribution of workers on the land and in  
forests and other ecosystems, crafts, industries and elsewhere to our 
lives, challenging political and economic structures that continue to 
exploit them

there was also this news from India with interesting implications, 
though not necessarily challenging capitalist markets per se, and with 
some state facilitation: 

are there similar initiatives and movements elsewhere we can be inspired 
by and/or learn from? Can people send examples?

We hope to start a webinar/online dialogue series soon, one global 
thrugh the Global Tapestry of Alternatives, another for India through 
Vikalp Sangam ... watch this space for announcements soon!


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Subject: 	Indigenous in Canada turn to the land to survive coronavirus
Date: 	Sun, 5 Apr 2020 13:11:16 +0530
From: 	Miloon Kothari <miloon.kothari at gmail.com>

Indigenous people describe leaving towns to live off the land, learning 
lessons about survival from elders.

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