The Indigenous and Native American Peoples cultures are very different than the cultures of non-Indigenous people in the Western world.

Indigenous and Native American Peoples’ frame of reference is to believe, value, and relate to things from a spiritual relationship point of view and see the universe as spiritual ecosystem of interdependent members for whom they have an important stewardship and a deep respect.

Non-Indigenous people in the Western world do not see the world in terms of an spiritual ecosystem but rather see things in a  scientific way. For example, natural resources are seen as a as something that should be controlled and used to achieve specific goals.