Episode 70: Robert and Terri TallTree On Finding Balance For Conservationists Living In Challenging Times
Intro music: Native American Flute “Welcome Song” by Robert TallTree
Outro Music: “Healing Song” by Robert TallTree
About Robert and Terri TallTree
Robert and Terri TallTree are spiritual leaders to a great many people around the world. Robert is a direct lineal descendent of Black Elk of the Swan Creek Black River Band of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. Multi-talented and boundlessly energetic, TallTree appears to have found his own balance through numerous outlets, not just as a professional speaker, but in the arts as well. An accomplished flautist, Robert was nominated for the prestigious Native American Music Awards. He is also an author, business owner, and former elected Chief of the Lone Feather Indian Council of Colorado Springs.
Terri TallTree has used her skill in identifying and motivating human potential to create and develop innovative training programs in a wide variety of fields. She was presented a Humanitarian Award for outstanding contributions in developing programs for children with asthma. After 25 years in the corporate world, Terri now focuses on empowering people to live with purpose and vision in their professional and personal lives. A singer/songwriter and international recording artist, it’s been said “she has the voice of an angel”; “her voice is a gift which she uses with humility and grace.”
- River personhood – sentient being
- The feather nation, the swimmers, the crawlers, we are all interdependent.
- Staying grounded when you’re bombarded by tough issues and the daily modern grind
- Creating peace in whatever space you’re provided – taking the forest with you
- Music as prayer
- Getting back to balance, lead with your heart, staying connected
- An Ojibwe prayer for Earth
Chief Robert TallTree’s “Healing Song”
- Visit the TallTrees at their website “How To Live On Purpose“
- New York Times article mentioned this episode: “They Want to Start Paying Mother Nature for All Her Hard Work“
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Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.