Tom Porter

Mohawk Bear Clan Spiritual Elder

Running Time: 7:03
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Tom Porter, Mohawk Bear Clan Spiritual Elder, talks about the world ahead for young people. He discusses the challenges of how to overcome despair and hopelessness in our fight for planetary survival in the face of climate change brought on by industrial pollution of our air and water. He also talks about the 2000-year-old Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) constitution and its mandate of thinking ahead for the protection of the next seven generations in the future.

From the film:

“In the Native world where I grew up, when our leaders make decisions from day to day, they have to have the insight of a mind that sees seven generations ahead.” — Tom Porter (Mohawk Bear Clan)

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