Mother Earth celebration

Mother Earth Celebration

I often find myself so proud to work at the Smithsonian.

That was especially true yesterday, when I joined the crowds at the National Museum of the American Indian’s Mother Earth celebration to see Al Gore kick off the Live Earth concert series in North America. As I listened to Mohawk and Cheyenne elders describing Native philosophies toward the earth before introducing Al Gore, I was reminded again of how important and relevant museums can be. When a Museum takes the knowledge embedded in the cultural heritage it’s preserving, and uses it to help us imagine our future… well, it doesn’t get much better than that.