CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW DO WE KNOW THE TRUTH?
Chief Oren Lyons - photo: Michelle Gabel
I don't know how you know the truth but I know it when hearing it brings tears to my eyes and something inside me compels me to act.
PLEASE listen to the compelling words of Oren Lyons speaking last year at the MOTHER EARTH conference at the American Indian Museum.
[note: at the linked page you must click on "Chief Oren Lyons" in the left-hand column.]
Oren Lyons has been one of my main sources of inspiration. Listening to a tape of one of his speeches back in 1983 is what compelled me to take a stand for Oregon's Bald Mountain and devote much of my life to defending forests and their peoples.
In the early 1990's I finally met Chief Lyons at an environmental conference. I told him that listening to one of his speeches had changed my life. In typical Indian style, he laughed and responded, "If you listen to me, you're going to get into a lot of trouble."
Yup, Chief Lyons is a prophet -- and that's the truth.