This video is an interesting one and made me really think about what it is to really own something. This is not something I really thought of growing up. I mean why would I, when i grew up in a white based culture, where everything is based on ownership. Your parents own your house, it is on a piece of land they ‘own’ and have to pay taxes for, we pay a water bill every month. However, as i have been going through university and thinking about all we are learning about first nations people and how they respect the land, and live with it I have thought about this concept.
I really enjoyed when April talks about how her conversation with her niece would have been different when she learned about this concept of no ownership of anything in the natural world. When she says she would have asked what she learned from the bug, and about their connection. To think about how she would start to see the world differently, she would be able to learn that everything in the natural world including us is connected in some way. Not only for Aprils niece, but for all of us, I think if more people started to think about the world not as possessions but as a place to live with we would not be facing some of the major problems of today.
I truly feel that our world would be a more beautiful place if we were not trying to force this new age look to it. By doing this we are destroying all we have good. Look at the deforestation numbers in the world. Since the beginning of agriculture we have lost almost 47% of all the trees on earth, all so someone can make some money? I think if we were to stop and listen and learn from our first nations people, we could start to bring back a world i am proud to live in.