Extensive research suggests that the collective behavior of humanity is on an unsustainable path (e.g., Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005). More and more people are awakening to this reality and are beginning to pursue answers for a just and sustainable future. In the midst of this unfolding story are indigenous people across the globe, whose ways of life have and continue to be disrupted if not lost altogether. In the bioregion of Salmon Nation, there is a rich heritage and modern day presence of diverse indigenous cultures. Seeking to engage and more deeply understand Native perspectives, David Hall, Ph.D. conducted a series of interviews with contemporary Native leaders on the subject of sustainability, in terms of:

This project has been pursued with the belief that those whose ancestors have inhabited a place for countless generations may provide a valuable contribution to the dialogue on how to live in our shared home for countless generations to come.

Read the complete dissertation: Dissertation_Hall_2008.pdf