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What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?

"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 The Center for Humans and Nature recently launched a new essay series around the question: "What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?" (http://www.humansandnature.org/ancestor) Featuring contributions from Winona LaDuke and John Hausdoerffer, the series looks to the ancestral narratives of people and place, and asks us to consider our own legacies to the land and to future generations. Winona LaDuke writes about intergenerational accountability and the idea of caring for a place so that those who follow can live there, too (http://www.humansandnature.org/how-to-be-better-ancestors). John Hausdoerffer writes about the important role that manoominike (ricing) plays in connecting the Anishinaabe people to the land and to generations past and future (http://www.humansandnature.org/what-is-your-rice). The Center for Humans and Nature is an organization that explores ideas about what it means to be human and how we should better relate to each other and the whole community of life. We encourage you to read our contributors' thoughts and share your own reflections on "What kind of ancestor do you want to be?" Find us on Facebook and Twitter: @humansandnature