Stories written by Valentina Martínez Valdés

ENVIRONMENT: Listen to the Earth, Say Indigenous Peoples

The idea of wilderness is "an interesting concept; it is a Western concept. Our people have always lived and interacted in the environment," said Illion Merculieff, an environmental activist from the Aleut community in the north-western U.S. state of Alaska.

The Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai and Pend d’Oreilles tribes all share the Flathead Reservation in Montana. - Wildland Recreation Program Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation

Listen to the Earth, Say Indigenous Peoples

The idea of "wilderness" also encompasses its opposite: urbanized, exploited or altered lands. That is why it is beyond the traditional conceptions of the world's indigenous peoples.