What sets every family member apart is what holds the family together.
This is an old ancestral understanding. The strength of our relationships grows from our willingness to honor, celebrate and cultivate our differences.
Every child has a unique gift, talent, passion that complements the gifts of others. These are the variegated threads of a vibrant community.
Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller says it like this: “Don’t teach your children all the same thing. If you teach them the same thing, they won’t need each other and the world will fall apart.”
Diversity fosters interdependence. Uniformity unravels the web.