Nationally acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay) interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world for anyone who wanted to learn. A passionate student of traditional culture, Bruce became the bearer of the language, oral history, art, and spirituality of the tuwaduq (Twana) and Southern Coast Salish peoples. This gentle and generous film documents his race against time and ailing health to pass the knowledge of his ancestors on to those who would listen.

Well researched and superbly produced, this documentary is truly successful in sharing native reality and environmental knowledge with many people.

Professor Donald L. Fixico, Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, Arizona State University


This inspiring film will help young Native American students understand their culture's contributions to the larger society and develop a positive sense of identity.

Professor William Demmert, CREDE Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence; Western Washington University, Woodring College of Education