The Earth Charter European Network at Ekskäret Island Sweden
from Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan, Onondaga Council of Chiefs, Haudenosaunee, Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy
The Earth Charter
The Earth Charter’s 22nd Anniversary is a time for assessment and a time for reflection. The Charter was an international alert and a guide to humanity at large, to value and protect Mother Earth for our coming generations, and all the life that abounds upon it.
Our people, the Indigenous Nations of the world, understood our relationship and responsibilities to our relatives of the natural world. It is inclusive of all living things. We have no word for “wild”, free is as close as we come to it. The Earth Charter is a recognition of that relationship and that responsibility. It is more important now than ever before.
PEACE to one and all,
Wolf Clan, Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee
During 17-19 September 2021 , the partners met during the Kick-off Meeting in Cluj Napoca, hosted by the Romanian partner All Together Foundation. It was a marvellous opportunity to know each other in person, understand how the partners work, share our views about the Earth charter and express our expectations.