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Groups Aim to Develop New Native American Leaders


Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, humans, culture, child, native rights, native youth, indigenous rights, education, world, usa, interesting, children, freedoms, news )

Cal
- 1307 days ago - usatoday.com
Although young people in any society may struggle, developing a sense of identity and purpose can be especially tough for Indians trying to engage the future while retaining tradition.



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Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 3:29 am
Excellent ideas for Native American leadership, education--way of life. I look forward to seeing it all come to fruition. Thanks, Cal.
 

Mike Feenaughty (268)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 8:08 am
Noted.
 

Hartson Doak (32)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 8:42 am
Show the youth the possibilities of what THEY can make of their futures through education. The lands that they live on hold treasures of wealth in both minerals and heritage. There is a glorious future for the Native Americans. They have to realize their worth. Regain their pride in being who the Great Being made them. Become the black in the eye that sees our spiritual future and show us the way. Show us how to become one with the Earth and not abuse Her. Show us how to become in harmony with Her.
 

Michael M. (58)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 11:03 am
The natural recognition of family, tribe, race, has led to feelings of marginalization , especially in adolescence, when one becomes aware of difference in numerous ways.

But let this difference lead you to the glory and importance of your individuality, of the great recognitions of your people that there is, and has ALWAYS BEEN a great need for you to show what is in your spirit, in your relationship to all the beings, forgotten by those who seem to prosper.

The treasure is being:
The Dine', the Navajo, have songs to be recited, and personal songs, inviolably owned by each one. These tell of this joy, this beauty.
No, the earth cannot be owned, it is not for profit, but the very mother of life. As we would not abuse our mother, neither will we abuse the mysterious that we encounter. It is up to each to find their songs.
 

Ramona Thompson (210)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 4:15 pm
Noted. I saw in my village the impact when language, clothes, food, dance, and other respected traditions were stripped. I saw the same done in my home town. Then only 5 elders spoke mother tongue. The same impact both places. The same intent; to shred all identity away and to destroy.

Hold on. Hold on. Be proud. Do not forget!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 6:04 pm
Noted and thanks Cal.
I have high hopes the young will keep their culture and language .
 

Bette M. (91)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 6:44 pm
Hopefully someday soon there will be
an American indian sitting in the White House.

We took this land from the Native Americans
and the least we can do is give them a chance
run the country as they see fit.
Hopefully whoever ends up being the first Native
American indian president is far more fair
and wise than the current man in the White House.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life..................
 

Sandra T. (126)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 12:56 pm
Great comment Ramona, thank you Cal, noted
 
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