What is a border? Is it simply an edge: a sharp transition between one state and another? Or does it stretch beyond a single dimension, warping land and people through a self-perpetuating 'otherness'?
In this final chapter of Goatwalker, we uncover the ties that bind ecosystems, identities, and communities of all sorts – migrant or otherwise. We'll walk a path to restorative justice: a way to foster new livelihoods through conservation programs and the many uses of an oft-overlooked keystone species of the desert southwest.
Rigid borders are a foundational source of inequity. For as long as they persist, we face a growing need to care for the earth and for each other: to discover our own capacity for Sanctuary.
From Future Ecologies, this is Goatwalker, Part Four: An Open Wound.
Before this episode, we suggest you start with Part One of this series: https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-3-7-goatwalker-pt-1-on-errantry (On Errantry)
And then listen to Part Two: https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-3-8-goatwalker-pt2-sanctuary (Sanctuary)
And then Part Three: https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-3-9-goatwalker-pt3-saguaro-juniper (Saguaro Juniper)
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