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Earth guardians

Compétence : Réagir et dialoguer : j’échange avec un interlocuteur.

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Native Americans in the USA also protect their land. For instance, they recently rallied in North Dakota against the construction of an oil pipeline. In Brazil, Kayapo warriors are trying to preserve their Amazon land. What do you do in your everyday life to protect the planet?

01Protecting the environment

02You can do it

03Keepers of the ecosystem

Can Amerindian traditions help us reverse climate change?

Commonwealth news
The indigenous people in Guyana have always co-existed in harmony with the animals and plants. Every life is sacred and respected.

Rich countries [...] discovered that killing our forests and polluting our atmosphere were acts of mass suicide. The rainforest is disappearing, greenhouse gases emissions are rising!

According to the Makushi, it is possible to use the forest without losing it. Their ancient wisdom may have the answers to climate change: conserve and don’t be greedy. The Makushi say that it’s crucial for future generations to understand the extreme importance of the forest.

When the Makushi fish, they just take what they need for their consumption so fish have time to reproduce! Jean Allicock, from Surama Village, uses her ancestors’ farming methods, and states that it’s highly sustainable. She says: “We cut, burn and plant. We grow banana, melon, cassava. We mix the crops because when we harvest we don’t want to leave the farm with nothing.” She adds: “I like traditional farming because you’re more connected to the forest. You plant for yourself but also for the birds and the animals. You can live together.”
Adapted from P. Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General, Commonwealth website, 2016.

Phonology

Pronounce

connection, social, artificial, generation.
The /ʃ/ sound

tradition, emission, artificial, special.

Grammar

Reported speech

Observe: 1. Jean says: “We cut, burn and plant.” 2. Jean says that they cut, burn and plant.

Think: List all the changes between 1° and 2°. Who is the speaker in 1°, in 2°?

Practise: Turn Mr Alicock’s quotes (last paragraph) into reported speech.
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