As I write in The Roots of Permaculture,
Permaculture is an amalgamation of indigenous wisdom, much of it stolen.
The Three Ethics of Permaculture:
• Earth Care: Allowing oneself to be guided by the principle of care for the Earth and her components.
• People Care: Taking responsibility for oneself by consuming less and producing more; practicing respectful care for others.
• Fair Share: Marked by self-regulation of consumption, redistribution of waste within a system, sharing of the surplus, and cultivation of awareness of limits.
Permaculture Principles Infographic: