A MODEL FOR HOLISTIC LIVING
AS RESPECT FOR INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE GROWS, SO TOO DOES THE AWARENESS THAT ITS TEACHINGS CAN BENEFIT COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE PROVINCE.
“You can feel the energy,” Brooks says of the gatherings in his community. It’s a vitality, he adds, that spans the generations and that permeates all forms of life.
“In our culture,” Brooks explains, “everything’s connected. We’re connected. The animals are connected, the plants—everything living is connected.”
As respect for such teachings grow, so too does the awareness that Indigenous knowledge can benefit communities across the province. For this very reason, Twenty-two First Nation Leaders were invited to participate in focus groups during the early planning stages of the NB PLAYBOOK. Evident from the start was the need to see Indigenous culture represented throughout as a model for holistic living.