chapter  20
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He Whanaunga TƝrƗ: The Politics and Practice of an Indigenous and Intercultural Approach to Ecological Well-Being

It’s time to build bridges-the ecological imperatives of our times demand it. They require us to listen well, especially across our differences, particularly to the voices that echo what many of us have forgotten-our own indigeneity; our inherent capacity to be deeply, empathically resonant with the earth and life itself. Then and only then can we direct this knowing, this re-knowing of deep interconnectedness into our actions for ecological well-being. This is not, however, an individual pursuit. No nation, no species, no peoples can act alone. This is a collective projectthe recursive nature of our global ecological reality is one that challenges us as individuals, and as cultural communities, to ¿nd our unique expressions of the common good.