“YOUTH & ELDERS : WISDOM FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE” is a DVD journey created by Heartwood’s originating group, to learn about the North and South Pender Islands’ fascinating past, inspiring present, and key challenges ahead. This 65-minute film weaves together treasures from the local Museum, period photos, and (most of all) curious kids interviewing our Elders! We learn about skills for old-time island self-sufficiency and resilience, cooperation and connection. This includes the son of a beloved First Nations Elder (now deceased) talking about the Coast Salish First Nations who once lived here seasonally (the Tsawout, Tsartlip, Tseycum, Penelakut, and other nations). We also see our youth (and grown-ups) bringing forward the best of the past… diving into apple juicing, nut tree planting, nature and energy conservation. They’re helping to re-build the local capacity and spirit that can carry our communities through many worldwide challenges!