IN 2005 A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, entitled Beyond Belief, reached a critical conclusion.
“Sacred sites,” it said, “are the oldest method of habitat protection on the planet.”
Yet these biological and cultural treasures were then and are still under assault — as are the people who have been safeguarding them for millennia.
Hence the Sacred Land Film Project is producing a four-part film series, Losing Sacred Ground, which exposes environmental assaults on indigenous sacred landscapes and promotes strategies to protect the integrity of these endangered places.
Along the banks of the Ramu River in Papua New Guinea, local villagers revived an ancient and sacred canoe ceremony for the film crew.
The short film at the top of this article is a preview of the Sacred Land Film Project series.
Source: Indigenous People’s Issues and Resources