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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2024-01-30
ISBN: 9780865719941
Format: Paperback - 400 pages
Size: 6" x 9" (w x h)
BISAC: NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection

The Story is in Our Bones

How Worldviews and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis

by Osprey Orielle Lakeforeword by Casey Camp-Horinek

It's time to rewild ourselves and our dominant worldviews to build Earth-centered communities for all

These pages summon from our bones our commitment to defend this living Earth.
—Joanna Macy, author, Coming Back to Life and Active Hope

This is a very valuable book. It delves deep into what we can and must learn from both Indigenous worldviews and the natural world that has helped inform them, and it does so without sentimentality or rancor; in so doing, it opens a number of paths for everyone trying to think more wisely about how we can inhabit a planet in fundamental crisis. It would best be read not as an intellectual exercise but as a guidebook to real change.
—Bill McKibben, author, The End of Nature, founder, The Third Act

A magnificent book loaded with knowledge, wisdom, and…an empowering call for action.
—Nnimmo Bassey, author, To Cook a Continent, Right Livelihood Award winner

Incredibly important and timely…includes the memory and knowledge of how we can live in balance with nature.
—Helena Gualinga (Kichwa from Sarayaku, Ecuador), Indigenous youth climate leader

This extraordinary book offers a very potent recipe, spanning culture, global systemic change, sense-making, and remembrance of our Earth legacy.
—Nina Simons, co-founder, Bioneers

A majestic journey of sense-making. The resounding message throughout this book is to act with urgency and purpose in these times of interlocking crises.
—Sandrine Dixson-Declève, co-president, The Club of Rome, co-author, Earth for All

The dominant cultural worldview is based upon extraction and exploitation practices that have brought us to the precipice of social, environmental, and climate collapse. Braiding poetic storytelling, climate justice analyses, and collective knowledge of Earth-centered cultures, The Story is in Our Bones opens a portal to restoration and justice beyond the end of a world in crisis.

Author, activist, and changemaker Osprey Orielle Lake weaves together ecological, mythical, political, and cultural understandings and shares her experiences working with global leaders, climate justice activists, Indigenous Peoples, and systems-thinkers. She seeks to summon a new way of being and thinking in the Anthropocene, which includes transforming the interlocking crises of colonialism, racism, patriarchy, capitalism, and ecocide, to build thriving Earth communities for all.

For anyone grieving our collective loss and wanting to take action, The Story is in Our Bones is a vital guide to remaking our world. This hopeful, engaging, and creatively lyrical work reminds readers that another world is possible, and provides a desperately needed antidote to the pervasive despair of our time.

About the Author

Osprey Orielle Lake is founder and executive director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), and sits on the executive committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. She writes for The Guardian, Common Dreams, The Ecologist, and others, and is author of Uprisings for the Earth. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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