tree people know it all

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the first night of the Native American Film Festival in Moscow (Idaho). It was one of those things that you almost don't go to, but after you do, you feel really grateful for the experience. The film last night was about a man named Gerald Bruce Miller (depicted below). I wish I had taken a pad of paper to take notes on all the little bits of wisdom layered into his life and his teaching so I could relay them to you right now. But, most of all I just realized how far off track humanity has gotten. All the things Bruce talked about learning from the previous generations of his family, seem to be all the answers people are stumbling around trying to figure out now. Everything from the environment to war. One of my favorite things he said was that the forest used to be our Wal-Mart. It had everything we needed, and people knew how to use it respectfully. I wonder if there is any hope for the general popluation to return to that sort of understanding....

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