Our contact with the Jimi-Molu people is helping them come to terms with the threats and opportunites presented by our modern, globalized world. Through our work, they see more of what is already good about their lives, and see more clearly the pitfalls of industrial scale resource development.
After our journey, I wrote this reflection: "And so we laughed..cried and Danced..how is it that we have all the trees but no classrooms and good houses?..how is it that we have oil and gas but the fuel price is way over?..how is it that we have everything and still suffer? Etc..etc..the welcomes and goodbyes of real people in real places like the Jimi-Molu people are from the heart with a strong sense of emotion that you and I can only imagine..How do the politicians manage to just smile and walk through all the outstanding and goodbyes..How is it that we call ourselves humans 'the cleverest species'..when we can't even sense and help our fellow men/women?
I sat looking at this view back where I've walked with this Jimi-Molu people..a personal best for me climbing all those mountains in that view to where I am..but my heart breaks as I think of these people I will leave behind when I give my back to leave..a people who should be running this world instead.."
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