Tuesday, 1 May 2012

No caribou?

Alex Jack, an elderly Gitxsan man, living in the Stikine Valley in British Columbia, tells a story of his father encountering a Catholic missionary at the turn of the century. Jack’s father was utterly confounded by the Christian notion of heaven. He could not believe that a person was expected to give up all the things that made life worth living, in order to go to a place where they did not allow animals. “No caribou?” he would say in complete astonishment. He could not conceive of a world without wild things.

p.36 Light at the Edge of the World - Wade Davis

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