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    • Jessica
      2 months ago

      One day as I unsuccessfully tried to keep a production day “on schedule,” I finally realized that my best bet was simply to turn the cameras off and go see whether anyone needed help in the camp kitchen. Those hours of carrot-peeling and potato-chopping with the community helped me get into a much more fruitful rhythm of friendship-building and did more for “allyship” than any filmmaking skill I could have offered that day.

      Really love this snippet on how community and relationships are formed through the [small] choices we make in each moment, perhaps stepping outside of our usual habit or role.

      This article strongly reminds me of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass. That book is a gem, and I think you would enjoy it if you resonate with this article.

    • Plum2 months ago

      Chief Caleen Sisk, Pom’s mother and the current Winnemem Wintu tribal chief, likes to say: “We need to get ready for good things coming”

      I love this. I am trying to learn from indigenous wisdom for all the reasons in this piece and that quote! Words to live by.

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      2 months ago

      We need to make nature and the outdoors our home way more than just 10 percent of the time.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 months ago

      Essential, Important Read. Always appreciate these reminders.

    • EZ19692 months ago

      Such a great perspective on not just preserving indigenous culture, but understanding how it can help save our earth.

    • Pegeen
      2 months ago

      A ten! Love every word in this article. Vital life precepts to live by.