The Meaning of Balance

The old people were masters at maintaining a respectful relationship with their environments.  They remind me that we have to experience both abundance and scarcity to learn the skills of conservation.  Balance is learning to live without fear of one or the other, but...

Celebration is Gratitude in Action

Summer provides many opportunities to come together and spread ourselves out on the ground with all we need for body and soul.  Although picnics are a very common sight in our communities, we sometimes forget the inherent value of celebration.  Métis history can seem...

Flying Up Moon

The moon in August is known as “Flying Up Moon”.  This time when young birds are trying their wings and practicing flying is ripe with lessons for the thoughtful observer.  As I watch, I am reminded of how important it must be for birds to know that they are birds....