Cultural knowledge prepares. Through it, I have evolved as a student, son, brother, and individual. I am grateful for the teachings that are held in every story, song, and dance. The knowledge we receive from our parents, grandparents, and community allow us to understand what it means to give back to that which gave to you. As human beings, we thrive off the land and everything on it. We are the children of the Earth after all, and the same way we love our mothers, we should our Earth. I grew up learning that it is my duty to do my best at everything, no matter what it is. If I am doing something, I should give it my all. This is indeed very challenging and sometimes I have trouble following through. However, I try my best.