What kind of ancestor do you want to be?

What kind of ancestor do you want to be?

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Aubrey Streit Krug
Aubrey Streit Krug

Postdoctoral Fellow – The Land Institu…

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What kind of ancestor do you want to be?

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In the face of challenge and struggle, how can we draw on our ancestors for knowledge, resilience, and hope? As we look to the future, what will we offer to our descendants to draw upon in their own challenging times? What are the stories we will tell today, and how will we enact those stories? Read our contributors’ thoughts and add your own reflections.

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Laura Marlow
- Puyallup, WA