The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity – then we will treat each other with greater respect.

—David Suzuki

Carlos Andres Gallegos_CV_Jul_2019

Ancestral country-dweller indigenous food is food for the soul, to achieve empathy, not just to fill the stomach

― Interview to a Kichwa, Taita Yachag [elder/sage] (Ecuador, December, 2016)