Kansas City, Mo. – For thousands of years, human societies were shaped by their environment, and through that relationship, we developed survival methods that were both healthy and sustainable. Today, as people try to shape the environment to fit our needs, we not only damage the planet, but we lose our hard-won indigenous knowledge just when we need it most.
That's the argument posed in Dan Wildcat's new book Red Alert, Saving The Planet With Indigenous Knowledge. While some people still debate the cause and extent of environment changes, the Haskell Indian Nations University professor writes that the people we should really be listening to are those who have lived in nature for generations.