Last year at the Free Minds Free People Conference in Minneapolis, Ms. Stephanie Autumn asked, “What are your responsibilities to your ancestors? What are your responsibilities to future generations?” To hear those questions from someone who is indigenous and connected to her ancestors, land & spirit meant EVERYTHING to me. To hear such powerful words from such a wise human who is committed (and who has been committed for decades) to decolonizing education stirred me. Her words transformed my soul. They continue to impact & drive how I educate young people. I’m eternally grateful I bore witness and was so moved!