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The Declaration of Interdependence

A Pledge to Planet Earth

illustrated by Michael Yahgulanaas, by Tara Cullis; David Suzuki, contributions by Wade Davis; Raffi Cavoukian & Guujaaw

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Calling all people to become stewards of the earth, this exquisite edition is a heartfelt plea for the planet's preservation.

The "Declaration of Interdependence"—both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action—was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992, in recognition of the United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This compelling statement of environmental principles progresses through three stages: "This We Know," "This We Believe," and "This We Resolve."

In this exquisitely designed edition-produced to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the David Suzuki Foundation—artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas brings this powerful creed to life using imagery from cultures around the world, interpreted through his dynamic Haida Manga style.

The declaration is followed by an inspiring essay by David Suzuki. An epilogue by Tara Cullis, president and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, reveals the history and achievements of the foundation, one of North America's most active and successful environmental organizations.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

About the Authors

Michael Yahgulanaas

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas challenges native stereotypes through illustrative story telling. His artwork is informed by many years of dedication to public service and political activism, mostly on behalf of the Haida. Yahgulanaas creates pop-graphic narratives that riff on traditional Haida stories and painting techniques, and developed "Haida Manga"—the distinctive art form for which he is widely known. A trickster-like sense of humour contributes to his work's appeal. Yahgulanaas' books include Flight of the Hummingbird, A Tale of Two Shamans, The Last Voyage of the Black Ship, Hachidori, and—most recently—Red, a graphic novel.

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas has exhibited in several major galleries, including the Bill Reid Gallery, the McMichael Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology, the Glenbow Museum, and the National Arts Center in Ottawa. His Haida Anime "Flight of the Hummingbird" is featured on YouTube. For the past two decades, besides developing his unique visual style, Yahgulanaas has spent most of his time working with other Haida people to prevent their homeland, Haida Gwaii, from being logged. Yahgulanaas lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.

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Tara Cullis is an award-winning writer and President and Co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. She has been a key player in environmental movements in the Amazon, Southeast Asia, and British Columbia. Dr. Cullis has been adopted and named by the Haida, the Gitga'at, the Heiltsuk and the Nam'gis First Nations.

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Wade Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. He served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently a member of the NGS Explorers Council. The author of 17 books, he has lived and worked in the Stikine as a park ranger and guide.

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Raffi Cavoukian is a conservationist, children's rights activist and world-renowned children's entertainer. He works on issues of sustainability and recorded the theme song for David Suzuki's recent cross-Canada climate-change tour.

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Guujaaw is a singer, carver, traditional medicine practitioner and political activist of the Haida Nation of the Pacific Northwest coast. His love for the land and understanding of the vulnerability of life has led him to devote much of his life to fighting the forces that are damaging the planet.

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Dr. David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a cofounder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is the author of more than 50 books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, and, in 2007, was named one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Environment.

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