As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to reimagine currencies of exchange?
David Bollier, as a lead thinker in the Commons movement, explains how commoning can help us live a more fulfilling social and economic life through this alternative way of viewing life today.
PowerPoint slide deck by Ted Reeve
Heather Menzies’ book: Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good is an exceptional journey back to pre-modern commons in order to help construct a “commons” way of life for the 21st century. The links to her article on commoning on Gabriolia Island provides a helpful short summary of current day efforts.