InstructionsOriginal Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future ($18.00, 384 pp), edited by Melissa K. Nelson, is a collection of traditional ecological knowledge and spiritual instructions by more than 20 contemporary native leaders. The book is broken into seven categories, under which multiple indigenous leaders—including Chief Oren Lyons, John Mohawk, Winona LaDuke, John Trudell and others—share their wisdom on how to live on Earth in a good, sustainable way.
Inner Traditions, Bear & Company, 1 Park St., Rochester, VT 05767,
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2009