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Submission Number
1098
Participant
Howard Tankey
Submission date

The future of the world is in the hands of the best ideas available to homo sapiens. Western ideas based around economic growth, individualism, competition are found to be wanting when critical outcomes such as environmental degradation and inequality are being considered. First Nations ideas around looking after each other, just taking what you need, consideration of the impacts of any action on the natural world are important concepts for starters . We need to contemplate how these ideas could be applied in a modern setting. In other words we need to start very serious and very deep conversations with the First Nations communities. The Statement from the Heart embodies ideas that could give this conversation a positive foundation. We must listen to it and respond in a positive and deeply respectful manner.