Today we miss so many things that our people had long time ago. The part that is missing most in our lives today as Nuu-chah-nulth people is responsibility. Responsibility in the sense of bringing up our children with the language and we expect the school system to teach the language and culture rather than the way our people did a long time ago. Language was taught right at home. Our biggest interference is the TV because we use the TV to distract the children. Rather than giving our most precious thing to our child, our time, we give it away by putting them in front of the TV. Our children are the seeds to our future and how many of us take an active role as the head of our families or the head of our communities and look at the seeds of our future? Many of us are missing out on our children but more importantly our children are missing out on our teachings. When you are there to see things you learn, maybe not consciously but sub-consciously. When you are left out, you do not have anything to give to your children and that is an observation that I have seen for many of our people today. One of my teachers would tell me that, “You have to learn to act your way into a new way of thinking.” For a long time that did not make sense to me. I had to be willing to give of myself so that I could learn and by taking risks. The teaching that I try to get across to people today, is ask questions of elders, invite elders to your place, feed them and that is how you will learn. The following video clip is a personal story of resilience and how encouragement can bring about renewal.