Indigenous thinking and ways of being are the foundation for Earth Ethos. Valerie and Lukas Ringland live and work within a local global network grounded in Australia and interconnected with people and places around the world. Earth Ethos is about weaving together our journey and yours.
Earth Ethos professional offerings are related to Indigenous Science, Planning & Strategy, & Facilitating & Healing services. We also facilitate free community gatherings and an online library of content, including a blog, some published writings and presentations, art and dance.
Many cultures use a medicine wheel or mandala as a framework to make sense of the world and our place in it. In the modern world we tend to be overly focused on some aspects more than others, which creates imbalances, such as our strained and increasingly distant relationship with Mother Earth. Restoration and revitalisation of these aspects of being is the inspiration for the name Earth Ethos. We see ourselves and all peoples as inherently indigenous to the Earth. Through creating sacred containers and relationships based on reciprocity, not transaction, we can live and work in a way that honours the Indigenous peoples and ancestry of the land where we live, of our lineages, and our spirits. It’s a life process of indigenisation and vitalisation, also known as indigenous science.