In this episode, we explore what we can Learn about Nature and Connection from Indigenous tribes.
Indigenous tribes around the world have a deep connection to nature, which they often regard as a source of wisdom and spirituality. This connection is reflected in their spiritual practices, ceremonies, and beliefs. Through studying Indigenous cultures, we can learn that nature is an essential part of our lives and that we are all connected to it.
We can learn to respect and appreciate the natural environment and to recognize the importance of living in harmony with it. Additionally, Indigenous tribes teach us that connection to each other and to the land is essential for our spiritual and physical wellbeing. We can learn to honor and value our relationships with each other and with the natural world.
Bruce Parry is English documentarian, indigenous rights advocate, author, explorer, trek leader and former Royal Marines commando officer. He employs an ethnographic style and a form of participant observation for his documentaries. His documentary series for the BBC entitled Tribe, Amazon, and Arctic have shown Parry exploring extreme environments, living with remote indigenous peoples and highlighting many of the important issues being faced on the environmental frontline.
Since finishing Arctic for the BBC, Parry directed and produced his debut feature documentary for the big screen, TAWAI – A voice from the forest, released in 2017. The film takes a deeper look into some of the issues touched upon within his television programmes and the personal lessons which he has learnt from his explorations.