Summer was a time when traditionally, families work together to harvest fish in nets and then spend hours processing and smoking them.  The fish would be used for long paddles, winter stores or income and the time spent working together served to build and strengthen family bonds. The old people remind me that being a provider requires humility and gratitude, for how do you thank a fish who has sacrificed his whole life? 

This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.