Listening to Chris Hedges in Edmonton was .. well beyond inspiring, it was deeply moving. People around me openly wept at times. I asked him how he keeps going in the face of such inhumanity as he witnesses day after day. He replied, I owe it to them, all those children, all those faces, they are always with me. I who have such privilege can do no less.

Author: Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.