Nature’s Laws guarantees the Right of Survival for
all beings, including the People.1
One principle enunciated by all Indigenous people is that
Nature’s Laws establishes survival. No comprehension of
Indigenous understanding can be complete unless this basic
notions is returned to over and over again:
I could say that (all) this is mine, but it's not. It's
the Creator's. I only have the right to use it, to borrow it
before I return it to Mother Earth so she can replenish it.
Everything is equal; everyone has a right to exist. Frank
Weaselhead, Blood, April 2003.
If the resources of a certain area were being depleted,
and especially the animals showing signs of weakness, we
picked up camp and moved to another area in the country
where the game was plentiful. The whole idea was that the
people had to survive, yes. But also that the animals had to
rejuvenate. Everything had to survive. Wayne Roan, April 2003.