Land is more than a precious commodity. It feeds us. It protects us. It gives us hope, a feeling of being rooted in the here and now, and a sense of the possibilities in whatever lies ahead.
Indeed, there are few human emotions quite like the attachment to—and ownership of—a parcel of property in one’s community. Often handed down through generations, land provides identity, security and sustenance, and is home.
Imagine someone taking it all away from you, just like that—for reasons that aren’t explained to you.
Even with your family standing around you, you might feel more bereft than ever. Your soul has been stripped. You have been robbed. Violated. You’ve no idea what the future holds now.
Your land is gone. And, quite literally, you might go hungry as a result. How do you make sense of that? More important: what, if anything, can you do about it?
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