Word Root & Definition
In the early 13th century, the root words of change meant “to substitute one for another.” By the late 13th century, the meaning was shifting to “become different, be altered.” (source) This tension still exists, between replacing something and creating something new. This seems especially relevant to both personal and social transformation. Are we simply swapping out one habit/system for another, when what is truly needed is more novel and radical change?
It’s Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
Let’s honor it by listening to the many creative people of Native American and Alaska Native heritage who carry on Indigenous traditions and challenge the bias and discrimination faced by Native American/Indigenous people both historically and currently. https://www.pbs.org/articles/30-stories-for-30-days-of-native-american-and-alaska-native-heritage-month