Principles of the First Nations Environmental Network:
- To respect and ensure that life giving forces on Mother Earth will always be there. We are committed to healing ourselves, our families, our communities and Mother Earth.
- Seeking and recognizing the Sacredness of all life, the FNEN is based on faith, honesty, caring and sharing.
- Faith in the Creator, the circle of life.
- Honesty: Each one of us has our own truth and it is not for anyone to judge another person's truth.
- Caring: Kindness and love for each other and ourselves.
- Sharing: Reverence and respect for one another as we share responsibility for our various obligations as Indigenous peoples to Mother Earth.
- Respect: There is a place for everyone in our circle. First we are spirit, then we are human, then we are man or woman and then we are a race. We are all human and respect that we are all at different places in our understanding.
Use our principles. Use them as a guide to ensure that our behaviour and our actions are consistent.
"We are all leaders, teachers and students. We welcome people of all walks of life to join us in our quest."
"Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence...yet it is one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields painfully to change"....Robert Kennedy
If a new world is to come, we must first create it in ourselves.
You may ask how the work of a few people can change the world. It has always been so.