I believe that every community should be able to contribute ideas and have their voice heard. First Nations comunities who have been around for many years have gained a vast ecological knowledge of our world. Many generations, living sustainably and gathering observations and interactions with local environments.
I envision a world where traditional ecological knowledge is valued and further engrained in our decision making process to decrease the potential negative effects of a proposed project. It is important to integrate and resepct their values to build trust and move as one, rather then separate groups, furthering protection of our home.
Integrating traditional ecological knowledge and ideals into our education system would benefit everyone. Through educating students, the knowledge of First Nations groups would gain exposure and become more mainstream and integrated into society.