Great Law of the Iroquois, the “seventh generation” and the crisis of climate change
May 14, 2016
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Perhaps the greatest example of law in the United States is the “Great Law of the Iroquois,” a constitution in which the Iroquois asserted that in all planning we must consider what the impact will be for people in the next century. I would agrue that government in Joseon Korea also had something of this vision, but how profoundly different from what we see today. Is there a means to bring back that Seven generation stewardship in our lost age, facing climate disaster?
“Great Law of the Iroquois – which holds appropriate to think seven generations ahead (about 140 years into the future) and decide whether the decisions they make today would benefit their children seven generations into the future. ”