Now this is an article I can get my teeth into !
Yes - two worldviews.
But the world view of Nature - of mankind as a part of nature - is not new, nor is it relegated to the Native American communities.
It's sort of like that penny, which keeps turning up where you least expect it.
I just read a biography of Alexander von Humboldt:
"The Invention of Nature", by Andrea Wulf (2016), about the explorer Alexander von Humboldt, an extra-ordinary man by any measure.
Then there is the seminal legal argument of Professor of Law Christopher Stone:
"Should Trees Have Standing?" (1972).
No doubt one could go back as far as the Greek classic period, or to Vedic India, or China's ancient regimes, and find this 'penny' - this view of nature.
Or one could simply return to nature, as a mountaineer, for seven years, as I did - on my own nickel, i.e., not for profit, to gain this same insight.
In fact - so common is this view - so easily re-acquired if you will, well, it becomes a pattern that is telling us, I think, that it is more or less hardwired into the human psyche, and only extraordinary efforts to damage and control the human psyche, such as that conveniently provided by civilization and institutional religions can pervert this worldview.
How many guides and mountaineers in the Canadian Rockies, in the American southwest, in deepest Mexico, have I met who are of this normal view - that the natural world is part and parcel of who we are - that without challenge and travel, life is diminished - and the zest for life nearly extinguished - hence the millennial view - of our present society - as Zombies - not so far from the truth.
Closer to home, perhaps, is a great majority of the scientific community, whose job it is, after all is said and done, to become intimate with nature, the natural world.
Read "How to Find a Habitable Planet", by the American scientist James Kasting, or read or view the works and videos of the great French explorer Jacques Cousteau, or Carl Sagan, or Michael Mann, Al Gore, and on and on.
In fact, it is looking very much like the only people who do not hold this worldview are the damaged and impaired.
As indeed they are.
Power and privilege appears to be either a magnet for these diseased human beings, or there is a series of filters which prevent all but the diseased and aberrant personalities of the world from acceding to the rank of CEO or major politician, or billionaire.
I won't be misled by the words of these people - I look for actions which speak for themselves.
Leadership by example.
PS: We have been having an "Indian Summer" up here north of the medicine line, just north of Montana & the Dakotas - a tribute I think to the pervasive influence of the Native Americans on all of us 'newcomers'.
What's that word I just learned: Alafia ?