Winona LaDuke, an internationally renowned Native American Indian activist and advocate for environmental, women’s, and children’s rights wrote: “I’d like to be a person my ancestors are proud of, and I’d like to be a person that my descendants thank. I think most of us would.”
This quote challenges us to think about what we are most proud of as individuals? families? communities and organizations. It draws us in to an exploration of our legacy at the smallest and largest scale. What do we want for our children and our friend’s children? What do we want to leave our ancestors?
As we begin a new year, LaDuke challenges us to think beyond the immediate and cast our personal vision out into the future. She challenges us to think about social justice, environmental issues, and equity not only for today but for the future.
The new year is an ideal time for individuals, families, communities, and businesses of all sizes to reflect on their vision for the future. [Read more…]