Facilitated a meeting with three Tribes today who are in the final stages of a 10 year effort to reduce poverty in their communities. I was very inspired by the passion and dedication of the staff and community leaders who attending the gathering at the Lummi Nation. They had a giveaway at the end today which I have seen many of our gatherings do. Generosity is one of our traditional values and these three Tribes shared their gifts with each member of the other community including the funding source. I also give kudos to the Northwest Area Foundation for having the commitment to fund these Tribes for this sustained effort. Gandhi once said “We must be the change we want to become” and each of these three Tribes were excellent examples of this.

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