There are lessons which stick with you your whole life, some you are taught when you are young, others you learn along life’s path. And I was reminded of several of these two weeks ago.
I was taught that the best way to honor the Creator and to give thanks for the gifts I had been given was to give back to The People, to share what I had. And so, when a dear friend suggested I check out the community that had formed around Protect Native Elders, I suspected that this would be an opportunity to give back to the People.
I was also taught that a single stick can be easily bent, but bundled together they are strong enough to stand against the strongest wind. And clearly the winds are blowing across the land, and now is a time for us all to bundle together to lend our strength to each other.