Skip to main content

NAS Philosophy

NAS Philosophies

This is a collection of tools that we can use in doing our part to heal the damage that has been done to the Earth. A combination of inner and outer, practical and mystical, down-to-earth and up-in-the-clouds things to ponder, to read about, to try.

"The white people never cared for land or deer or bear. When we Indians kill meat, we eat it all up. When we dig roots we make little holes. When we build houses, we make little holes. When we burn grass for grasshoppers, we don't ruin things. We shake down acorns and pinenuts, we don't chop down the trees. But the white people plow up the ground, pull down trees, kill everything…. How can the spirit of the Earth like the white man? Everywhere the white man has touched it, it is sore."
 woman of the Wintu tribe, 1876