Emmit White

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Emmit White

Emmit White, 14yrs, Coeur’d’Alene, is an up and coming fancy dancer…. When he’s not on the powwow trail, he enjoys helping people in his community. Emmit is part of his Tribal youth council and serves as their treasurer. He is passionate about creating a drug and alcohol free community and wants to show other Native youth that there are other things to do, like powwow, than drugs. We welcome Emmit to the We R Native team.

Hi Auntie! I’m a white Canadian citizen and I was wondering if it is disrespectful of me or if I am overstepping my boundaries by dating someone who is indigenous? I’ve dated someone for a couple of years who was indigenous and we got along very well, but his mother and friends were not welcoming to our relationship and neither was my mother. His mother preferred that he end up with an indigenous woman in his future and my mom the opposite with me being white. I ended up breaking off our relationship because I didn’t want to cause any hardship between him and his mother and friends, but it really broke my heart because he was also my best friend not just my partner since we were best friends since middle school

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