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I have an English final coming up and for it we have to write a speech about social justice issues today. I want to do something on native Americans but have no idea where to start. Any tips??

Hey Sydney! This is something I would like to read. Send it over when you’re done. With any good writing, it’s good to have a thesis, or a main topic. You’ll have to do a little searching to narrow down this very broad topic, as there is a very long list of social injustices inflicted upon American Indian and Alaska…

Hi Uncle, I’m embarrassed about going to a community college while all my friends are going to big universities.. is it okay to go to a community college first and then transfer?

Thanks for asking this question. First, let me say congratulations on wanting to continue your growth through the pursuit of education. Answering your question. Yes! It is okay to go to community college first, and then transfer. More and more people are starting to recognize the benefits of going to community college first. Universities are actually starting to partner with…

Hi auntie, I’m the only Native at my school. I want to be able to go into the native studies class and answer their questions (like a speaker). How do I go about this? Ps. You’re gorgeous!

Hi auntie, I’m the only Native at my school. I want to be able to go into the native studies class and answer their questions (like a speaker). How do I go about this? What a great idea! I’m sure the teacher would be stoked to have you as a guest speaker. Sharing about your cultural and traditional experiences can…

I’m getting closer to graduating but I don’t see many opportunities.

I’m getting closer to graduating but I don’t see many opportunities. I want to work with Native youth but I don’t know what I would go to college for. What should I do? This is such and exiting time. Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment. There lots of opportunities that are out there, if you know what you are looking for.…

How do I become a motivational speaker with my high school?

Hi Cheyenne, It’s exciting to hear that young people want to share their lives and experiences. Motivational speakers can deliver presentations and speeches on any topic. What is important is your passion for the topic you are speaking on. First, identify your message. Second, your audience. Then brush up on your public speaking skills and promote your speaking abilities. Bring…

What are the best places to study

Dear Auntie, I want to start off this school year on a good foot by getting better grades. Any tips for studying? Starting off with this goal like ‘getting better grades’ is a great way to start off the year. Something to think about is what kind of learner are you? This matters because it’s important to know how you…

Transferring to a bigger university

Hi Auntie, I’m transferring to a bigger college than the community college I was at. I’m a bit nervous starting all over with new friends and everything. Do you have any tips to help make this easier? Congratulations on completing community college! It’s pretty normal to have some anxiety around any big transition in life, so you’re definitely not alone…

What is FAFSA

Hi Auntie, what is FAFSA? I’m looking into scholarships but that’s all I see everywhere. Can you help? Good question! What’s FAFSA? So FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is run by the US Department of Education. Once you’ve been accepted to a school, this will be one of the first places you’ll go to find…

I want to write an essay on how i was a drug affected kid

I want to write an essay on how i was a drug affected kid but i don’t know how to start it off, can you help me? I’m happy to help, especially with something that is so personal to you. I’m a little conflicted on which way to advise you because I’m not sure what you want to use this…
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