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My roots sprouted up through the earth in a small coastal town south of the San Francisco Bay. I was raised by sweet land, salty ocean, talkative brothers, adventurous friends, an incredibly supportive family, and my unshakeable belief in the spirit of all.

It is my time to seriously acknowledge the responsibility handed to my generation while also living lightly and in joy for the gifts and great beauty that are in and around me/us. I am grateful for my wise feet and the guiding spirit of change. It is with a full heart, strong spirit, and an abundance of celebrations that I start (and continue) my walk.

I’d like to be a person my ancestors are proud of, and I’d like to be a person that my descendants thank. I think most of us would.  

—Winona LaDuke