Domestication of Indigenous Women

13 Aug

Another Amazing Woman

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The Domestication of Indigenous Women.

The domestication of indigenous women. A detournement.

With the coming of European settlement

came the devaluation of traditional knowledge and lifestyle values. The pink rubber gloves represent domestication and a transition of forced values. The dresses are also mindful domestication.  Ironically, Daisy Bates pictured above centre, was quoted to have said; ‘never to intrude my own intelligence upon’ the Aboriginals (1979). This art work is an ephemeral detournement, that suggests an attitude in time, in the early settlement years of Australia. Although the transition of traditional values is still been enforced on traditional owners, by means of education in consumer and ownership life style, which is evident in the use of the term ‘traditional owner’, where in traditional culture indigenous peoples did not see themselves as owners of the land, but seen themselves as part of the land. There is a correlation…

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The Destruction We have Created…

13 Aug

Deforestation: A Disaster for Indigenous lives?

13 Aug

Another wonderful person!

Deforestation and GIS

Deforestation: A disaster for indigenous lives?

Having concentrated on the physical impacts of deforestation over the past few weeks, this week I decided to focus on the human impact of deforestation.

As deforestation continues the peoples who are most affected are indigenous people. To begin with; it is important to understand the true definition of indigenous people. They are ‘tribal peoples whose social, cultural and economic conditions distinguish them from other sections of the national community’ (International Labour Organisation, 1989)

Many of these tribes are found deep within dense forests, such as the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon.  As Tejaswi (2007) describes ‘the social consequences of deforestation are many, often with devastating long-term impacts’. For Indigenous communities, deforestation means ‘the intrusion of outsiders destroying traditional life styles, customs and religious beliefs’ (Tejaswi 2007). Deforestation destroys traditional lifestyles by removing: homes, a whole way of life including native skills…

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This is What we have Left Children With! Part 1 of Deforest Destruction Series

13 Aug
This is our Future

The Outcome of our Neglect

The above picture is the deforestation of Tropical Rainforest near the equator. This is what is left for the children and families who are forced to clear the land their people have called home for centuries. Why? Because we decided that this was okay…that it was the moral thing to do.
Below is a quote from the first part of the Earth Observatory From NASA on Tropical Deforestation:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Deforestation/

Stretching out from the equator on all Earth’s land surfaces is a wide belt of forests of amazing diversity and productivity. Tropical forests include dense rainforests, where rainfall is abundant year-round; seasonally moist forests, where rainfall is abundant, but seasonal; and drier, more open woodlands. Tropical forests of all varieties are disappearing rapidly as humans clear the natural landscape to make room for farms and pastures, to harvest timber for construction and fuel, and to build roads and urban areas. Although deforestation meets some human needs, it also has profound, sometimes devastating, consequences, including social conflict, extinction of plants and animals, and climate change—challenges that aren’t just local, but global.

The article is also where I got the picture above from. The quote can say more than I could.

I will be doing a series of post from evidence they have gathered and from other website on the following:

  • What Deforesting has done, and how we can STOP IT!
  • The Outcome it will have for the next generation and Children
  • What companies are taking part?
  • Alternatives to using deforestation to create paper and other wood products.
  • How to rebuild the forest that have been damage.

Thank you so much for reading this.

Sincerely,

Eco Child

THANK YOU TO ALL HOW HAVE FOLLOWED!

12 Aug

This is my second day and I think I already have three people follow! Stupid I know but it means a lot to me thank you!

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Ethical Ocean: Shopping that will Make Positive Change

11 Aug

Ethical Ocean: Shopping that will Make Positive Change

“From fair trade coffee to organic designer fashions, Ethical Ocean offers products that make the world a better place all under one roof.”

This is the perfect place to buy kids toys, dog toys, animal tested free make up etc. If you are a shopaholic this the place for you. You can buy items knowing that a child wasn’t abused making it for you.

 

 

How Our Children will NEVER See 1/10th of the WORLD SPECIES if we don’t DO SOMETHING

11 Aug

Our jobs as humans living in the present is not to destroy the valuable existence of nature that evolved here on earth or which was created by supreme being but to preserve it for our children in generations to come. We do not want to look back on history and tell our kids with hidden shame why three thirds of unique Rain Forest is gone along with the animal which lived. We are ashamed because we sat back and did nothing; we stayed in our homes and watched the forest be destroyed. We are ashamed because we didn’t think of how our decisions affected them. We are ashamed because we took away three thirds of a forest that produces something that they will need to survive; Oxygen.
This will not be the case if we make a stand now, if we get out of our homes and protest. Even if you don’t have time for the protest, signing this petition and spreading the word will do some good. It is not just ourselves that we have to worry about, but the legacy of children when we die.

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/ecuador-s-amazon-rainforest-to-be-auction-off-to-china-s-oil-companies-stop-the-auction-and-destruction

Above is a link to a Petition I started to make the Auction and Destruction of Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest Illegal  by Environmental international Law.

Why?

The Ecuador’s rain forest holds 1/10ths of the world species.  If this land is sold to Oil companies that means they have the legal right to do whatever they please with the land they own. This could lead to a number of tragic possibilities. It could lead to the extinction to the variety of species that live there, and could have an impact on our oxygen quality.

If we allow selling of 8 MILLION acres of this Rain Forest to be sold to the Oil companies the damage we will leave for our children to deal with would be unfair and unhealthy.

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