public school use will focus on planning this winter. We had hoped to get a short introductory video completed this fall but time simply did not provide the opportunity. Our partnership with Montcalm Community College is exciting and the College faculty we have met with have excellent backgrounds to help initiate this project. We are really looking forward to this undertaking. We are looking for students pursuing experience in education, environmental sciences, media communications, social sciences, natural resources and students with Native American background and interest.
Last week there was a post on linkedin about the confrontational debates occurring in Montana between the various interests over timber harvesting. The article pointed out how the environmental interests are referred to as extremists and the developers as patriots. The article expressed concern over how we are involved in major arguments and law suits and apparently unwilling to work together to resolve major issues and concerns. I had to respond! Look around at the political process, media presentation and society in general. Why would we expect anything different from public interests when one observes the behavior of our leaders. We are being told that our government is broken. WHAT! The government is us. It is the elected leadership that is broken. I was taught that the job of elected officials was to come together to resolve complex issues and concerns. This can only happen when we come together and find the best solution that works for the majority.
Leaders must lead if we hope to achieve satisfactory resolution to the problems we face today. Blaming the problems on the inability of public interests to work together is not going to provide an acceptable future condition. Maybe we need to take a more in-depth look at our ability to select leaders.
I am always reminded of a professor that stated " What you are now is where you were when". Some how we must begin to find ways to work together if we hope to have a satisfactory future! The example we provide will dictate the future!