Manataka American Indian Council
THE HAWK SPEAKS
By Hawk With Seven Eyes Hoffman
Our Mother Is In Trouble!
As I write this article this Earth Day April 22, 2008 it is my hope that all reading it will help.
People are wondering what is happening to the earth these days. With global warming, the discharge of hazard waste and air pollution, our Mother, the Earth is having a hard time producing food for all the people.
Yes the future does look gloomy does it not?
In one place after another world wide people are having a hard time getting enough food for their families. Where food and fuel are available, funds are lacking for those in need. What can we do to help?
Conservation is one answer. Turn off lights in rooms of our homes and businesses not occupied. Turning down the thermostat in winter and turn it up in the summer months will save a lot of energy.
Scientists are continuing to observe the cascading effects of global warming on the earths ecosystem. Deforestation is yet another problem, many plants and animals are fast becoming extinct due to pollution.
There is pollution of the mind and heart as well. We are facing ever growing problems with terrorism, Internet thefts and pedophiles exploiting the young. Two or three generations ago, these problems were unknown. This modern world is experiencing huge, life-threatening problems.
I ask that everyone reading this article to do something to help our Mother Earth. Think green. Stop buying toxic chemicals -- especially harmful household cleaners. Stop buying "disposable" products. Stop burning gasoline on unnecessary trips. Refuse to buy meat produced in "Confined animal feeding operations"
Even a small act of Thinking Green counts greatly when multiplied thousands of times. For example, if you see a piece of paper in the roadway, on the sidewalk or even in your yard, pick it up and dispose of it properly.
Help our Mother, The Earth remain clean.
~Hawk With Seven Eyes
Daniel Hawk With Seven Eyes Hoffman is a founding member of the Taylorville Black Horse Powwow, Inc,' a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization. He has given presentations at schools in Central Illinois area on the history, culture and religious beliefs of the Native American people for over 27 years. Hawk and members of his group present dance demonstrations for children who along with their teachers are invited to dance. Hawk believes children are the future.
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