I was thinking the other day about the Public Good network, and tried to pinpoint what it is that energizes the individuals that comprise this milieu. In terms of intellect, the combination of experiential learning and academic studies seems to have fostered a philosophical attitude – perhaps founded on family upbringing – that finds expression in political engagement.
The unique energies of these individuals, in turn, are based on their special spirits, abilities, and powers.
In many, the spirit of a noble lineage — combined with an ability to communicate coherently — is what enables them to exercise their powers effectively. In most, it is the combination of the powers of logic, literacy, and a judicious orientation that allows them to apply intellectual analysis to social conflict–what makes this network particularly functional in the war of ideas.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here