Kogi’s Ecological Warning
Kogi’s Ecological Warning
The Kogi are profoundly frightened by what we are doing to the world, but also well aware that we have no understanding of the forces which we are unleashing. They believe that the only hope of survival for mankind is if we can learn why they are so scared, and they know that we will only believe what we can see.
An Ecological Disaster
The core message of ALUNA is that the Kogi understand – as we do not – that there are critical interconnections within the natural world. It is a subtle and hidden network, and interfering in one part has a major impact on other specific parts. The words of the message are “protect the rivers” but the question is how? The answer is to draw on indigenous understanding of environmental impacts, and the obvious follow-on is to engage indigenous expertise in environmental impact assessments.
Can the Kogi illuminate our understanding?
This will involve significant adjustment not only on the part of Western development projects, but also indigenous communities themselves to provide that assistance and guidance on request. Systems need to be established for this, and it may well be the next task of the Trust to assist with this.
The Kogi People
“The earth is a living body. It has veins and blood. Damaging certain places is like cutting off a limb. It damages the whole body.”
COP26 Ecological Disaster Warning by the Kogi People
The water cycle is changing. If you block a person’s vein her blood would not flow. The home of the rain that falls up there is down here. The lagoons down here supply lakes up there.
The earth is a living body. It has veins and blood. Damaging certain places is like cutting off a limb. It damages the whole body.
There used to be many macaws. The birds are disappearing. I think the macaws are gone because of the deforestation. There’s no forest left for food and shelter.
Why couldn’t we learn from them? The Mamas know that there are special sites and they are threaded together.
How to Help
The Mamas said the world is sick and dying, and we have to understand that. The Mamas said they wanted to send out a message from the heart of the world.
ALUNA is not just an entertaining film. It is a step on the road to a better future for the world. An ancient civilization sets out to help us understand the ways in which hidden networks link all of nature in a delicate living system. They show how damage spreads, and what we can do to prevent it. We all know that we have been taking our planet in a direction that endangers everything. Now it is time to transform the situation. And individuals really can change things.
Polly Higgins sadly passed away in 2019, but her work and incredible vision continue to this day. Aluna the movie whole heartedly supports the establishment of the crime of ecocide and other similar laws for the protection of the earth.
Watch ALUNA and support the growing movement to have Ecocide Law added to the Rome Statute. This is the international Statute that codified genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and acts of aggression as international crimes to be tried in the International Criminal Court.
You can read more at http://eradicatingecocide.com
We can do it. Together.