The Lakota have a prayer that begins “Mitakuye Oyasin ” which means all are related. We are all one. Everything is connected.
Working with the understanding that indigenous cultures are centered around the family and tribe – everyone does what they can to help everyone else. Everyone is related and helps.
This concept can be extended to everything around us because the creator created everything to be of help to us. Stone helps us. Trees help us. Mud, deer, bear, firefly, shadows.
Since these help us they are imbued by the creator with life.
Everything is life.