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Tags: 11 - Activism, 12 - Education

What’s the deal with scholarships for Natives? Hook me up.

Dear Auntie – So what’s the deal with scholarships for Natives? I hear all the time that there’s all this money for Natives to go to school. Hook me up.– David Hey David, good question! Sounds like we’re both in the same boat. I’m planning on going back to school again next Fall, so this (September) is a goodtime to…

Who is the person I can go to for an exercise program?

Who is the person I can go to for an exercise program? A good person to go to for an exercise program is a personal trainer or health and wellness coach at your local gym or fitness center. These types of physical fitness professionals will help you develop your own personalized exercise program. That being said these individuals might be…

I’m trying so hard to get my school a Native American advisory…ideas?

I’m trying so hard to get my school a Native American advisory and I was wondering if you may have some ideas? Hey there! Thanks for writing in, I’d be glad to help. I’m not sure exactly what problems you’re running into as you’re trying to start your advisory club. So, I’m just going to give you some general tipsfor…

I’ve heard about self-determination. Do you know how it applies to me or my tribe?

Dear Auntie, I’ve heard my teachers and tribal council members talk about “self-determination,” but I’m not really sure what it means. Do you know how it applies to me or my tribe? Great question! So essentially this means a federally recognized tribe has the right to decide on and take control of their own affairs. Federally recognized tribes get to…

I hear there are threats to our water supply. What’s that mean?

Yeesh, this is a good question, but an important one to start thinking about. We know that water in Indian County is considered sacred. We use it in ceremonies and in our prayers. For us water serves as a symbol of the interconnectedness of all life. Some tribes are rich in water, and live in areas with a bunch of…
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