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We live in a very interesting time that is going to require indigenous people to be very thoughtful, reflective and deliberative with their decisions, investments and actions. The rate of today's global change hoists immense pressure on our Tribal Nations and urban American Indian communities and members. This requires us to be effective and innovative communicators and solution makers (not just problem solvers). We need to strengthen our communication efforts and to discuss important issues more openly and on a more regular basis. While we may be more tech-connected then ever, many of us(particularly our young people) have become increasingly disconnected from their tribes, communities, families, customs, etc. Such disunity allows alternative and often opposing forces and ownership to define and control our future. While there will always be disagreements, alternative views and opposing ideas in Indian Country, we must remain committed to our collective indigenous preservation and sense of place and future in this world. We have much to offer!
I look forward to all blog comments and contributors. We will use this diary of thought to help inform NACDI's community development projects and investments.