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Yá’át’ééh. I am half Native (Navajo and Colville) and half African American. I grew up on the Colville rez and during that time I faced racism from my tribe for being part black. I am visiting the Navajo rez this spring and I’m nervous about facing it aga

Yá’át’ééh, Thank you for this question, it is a challenging question to answer. It saddens me to hear that you have experienced anti-Black racism, or lateral oppression, by your Native American communities. Racism in this country is challenging to address, and anti-Black racism can be even more challenging to address because of the long history of the Native American and…

Setting boundaries with family…

Is it weird when your dad leaves the bathroom door open and calls you in to bring him something and you are a female? Dear Cheyenne, I am really sorry that you are feeling uncomfortable with your family member. If you feel weird or uncomfortable about it, then go with your gut feeling. Your concerns are valid and it’s important…

I’ve got a problem with the boys on my street…

Dear relative, I am so sorry to hear that you are having problems with boys on your street. Bullying and street harassment can be really hard to deal with, and I am sorry you are experiencing this from people in your community. Bullying and harassment is painful and can make you feel down and alone. It’s important when you are…

There’s a lot of grabbing girls butts at my school, what can I do

Hello Auntie, there are a lot of touching/grabbing girls butts at my school and everyone thinks that it’s okay. What can I do to stop this? I think adults at school are trying, but looks like nothing is working. I’m so glad you wrote in. That’s repulsive. I remember when I was in middle school and the fad was depantsing,…

How do I deal with a friend who is being bullied on SnapChat?

Dear Auntie, how do I deal with a friend who is being bullied on SnapChat? Thanks for looking out for your friend. They’re lucky to have you. So SnapChat is a little harder to get help with bullying than say Facebook is because you can’t do it directly through the app, but have to go to their website instead. And…

Kids are getting bullied at my school, what should I do?

Kids are getting bullied at my school, what should I do? Joe Hi Joe! Bullying is a tough, especially because it’s not always obvious when someone is getting bullied and whether it is your place to say something. But when we pay attention, we know when something is not right and we know it’s within our power to make a…
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