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“How we see the world determines how we act” 

First Peoples Worldwide, a grant-making advocacy organization, released an animated video about sustainable economic success titled "Enoughness: Restoring Balance to the Economy” on March 15th, 2013… 

"How we see the world determines how we act,” explains First Peoples Worldwide. “Western thought sees us at war with each other over resources.” In Western tradition, the individual is viewed as fearful, working alone and in competition with others. But by Indigenous philosophy, humans are all related, part of a kinship-based community and in balance with nature.

learn more at FirstPeoples.org. There mission is to build upon a foundation of Indigenous values to achieve a sustainable future for all.  Share on Facebook and Twitter using #enoughness. 

Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s speech at KU on March 18, 1968. Most notably he addresses the issues of the poverty in America, the war in Vietnam, and the Gross National Product. 

Full text of speech here and Video of speech here. 

“Externalities” points out the fallacy of conventional economics – a belief that there are no limits to growth – and makes an emotional appeal to economists to include the biosphere and life itself in their economic models. 

Jim Carrey, Sean Penn, Leonardo Dicaprio, Russell Brand, Matt Damon, and Mark Ruffalo are just a few of the many celebrity figures that have used their spotlight to raise awareness about issues that deserve global attention. 

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Golden Globe 2016 Acceptance Speech For The First Nations & Indigenous People Of The World... 

“Lastly, I want to share this aware with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world, it is time that we recognize your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them, it is time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations.”

Sacheen Littlefeather refusing to accept the Best Actor Oscar® on behalf of Marlon Brando for his performance in “The Godfather” – the 45th Annual Academy Awards® in 1973. Watch here. 

Brando on The Dick Cavett Show, June 12, 1973. Treatment of Native Americans/Indians by White People, Watch here. 

Photo credit: FirstPeoples.org