When human rights advocate Manu Peni returned to Papua New Guinea from abroad, he built a home for himself using modern techniques — and promptly learned a harsh lesson on how the newest ideas aren’t always the best ideas. Peni calls for us all to rethink who we consider experts, particularly when it comes to building in the face of climate change, showing how Indigenous wisdom must work in harmony with new science and technology if we want to create a sustainable future.
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You have made a convincing case that our colonial mindset of our reliance on innovative technology is not only our greatest blind spot but that we are the authors of so many of the quality of life issues we face today. Thank you for outlining a clear pathway on how to move forward in a manner that can heal us spiritually and in so doing bring healing to so much of what we have destroyed.
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