Science is only now catching up with what indigenous peoples have understood for millennia, according to indigenous rights activist, teacher, and author Sherri Mitchell.
In this clip from her talk at the 2018 Drawdown Learn Conference, Mitchell explores the parallels between indigenous teachings and quantum entanglement—the concept that two particles remain tied together when they are no longer physically connected, or what Einstein called "spooky action at a distance."
"How many of you have felt in your body a moment of anxiety or panic that you couldn't identify the source of?" Mitchell asked. "What you are feeling is the suffering of the species going extinct. You are feeling the suffering of mothers whose children are starving to death....We are feeling that in our bodies."