THE PRINCIPLE OF COMMUNITY
THE COMMON GOOD COMES FIRST
Regenerative community in Indian country
We are the original people…. We have a message for the world.
—JAMES RATTLING LEAF, SICANGU LAKOTA
Nick Tilsen stood at the front of the bus on the side of a road, gesturing out a side window toward the Wounded Knee memorial. “You can’t really see through the downpour, but there it is,” he said.
It was a darkening afternoon in late May 2015, and we were there on the bus with some Democracy Collaborative colleagues and 20 Native American leaders who were part of our Learning/Action Lab, a multiyear project to aid these leaders in launching or expanding ...