NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 4
Thereshould not be a dominant perspective that guides and promotes topreserve the natural environment. This is because the diverseunderstanding on the importance of natural environment that is sharedby diverse social and historical backgrounds. For instance the NativeAmerican Indians have adhered to their cultural and philosophicalidentities that had so much respect to the natural environment(Hitchcock, 2002). For instance the ancient native Cherokee huntershad to conduct some cultural rituals that were designed to illustratetheir respect to their environment whenever they indulged in theircultural activities such as hunting, gathering or farming. This groupcombined their political, social and economic lives to live inharmony with the animal world and the natural plants (Bailey, 2008).
Therehave been conceptions relationships of human nature drive most of theenvironmental resources management. Social and cultural issues arethe ethical aspects that are important for the integrated cultures toeffectively deal with environmental issues and all its changes. Theconcepts of all the existing relationships between the bio-physicalworld and the society are the place of where most of human activitieshappen (Hitchcock, 2002). In this regard it is important andsignificant to try and understand these ethical and societal valuesfrom different perspectives concerning the environment. Just as thenative Indian American has had the struggle to protect theenvironment from clear cutting, mining operations and from toxicnuclear wastes, the entire society is tasked to safe guide the samevalues (Bailey, 2008).
Ibelieve there is a need to bring to light the Indian struggles toprotect the environment for the common good. They have made asignificant contribution to the preservation of environment throughvolunteer activities and underfunded programs that barely made thenews. Such factors just highlight the larger invisibility of theeffort made by the Indian communities. Their struggles and objectivesreflect the need of integrations to have a common dominantperspective of environmental preservation.
Bailey,A. Carrick. (2008). Indiansin Contemporary Society.Washington: Smithsonian Institution.
Hitchcock,Jeff. (2002). Liftingthe veil: Moving towards a Multiracial Future.New York: Dostie & Douglas Books.