People offer their allegiance to their nation or to their religion, but I would like to offer my allegiance to the Land. I make a commitment to take care of the Land. I would like all people in all countries to do the same, because our lives and the lives of all living beings depend on the Land.

The Land is our true home. The Land is our true identity. The Land is our true community. It is through the Land that we are connected with our ancestors and it is through the Land that we connect with future generations. The Land never fails us. The Land never lets us go hungry. If the Land flourishes, ...


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