Nature’s Laws affirms that each existing group of
beings on earth has a Right to Exist ( i.e Plants, Insects,
Birds, Animals, Humans).
The basis of Nature’s Laws extends to all life on earth.
It is not centred on human activity, the way it is in
Western religions. This principle is crucial for the
"When an Indian woman, for example, takes seeds from the
barrow of a field mouse to flavor soup, she does not take
all the mouse’s seed; she "pays" for the seeds by leaving
some tidbit for the mouse, a bit [of] wasná (pemmican), for
instance. Even a mouse must live; it cannot be deprived of
its means of life without payment in kind" … "From …[the]
notion of the relatedness of all that is, stems an ethic
that expounds adjustment to nature both human and non-human
which underpins Native American ethical thought and
axiology. Adjustment to nature, both kinds, is seen as a
value and goal to be attained" (Bunge 94).
Wah Koh Towin is concerned with how people are related.
It begins from the first blade of grass. Everything is
related to the very last tree. Insects are related. From
grass to insects to animals. All involves the evolvement of
life…eventually to the dear and the human. Everything has
its place on earth and everything is interrelated. (Cree
Elder, Wayne Roan, October 2003)