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Dear Cousin Lael, my family is really opposed to getting the flu shot because they think they’ll get sick and that the government is trying to dope them. What do I say to them?

Well, I totally get where your family is coming from. The US government has a history of being very violent towards tribes and Native communities, including when it comes to medicine and health care. What you can say to your family to explain the flu shot is that this year especially it is important to get flu shots because it…

What’s the meaning of friends

What’s the meaning of friends? Friendships mean different things to different people…and that’s okay. Generally, friends are often the first people that we turn to when things are good or bad; like when we’re feeling sad or have something on our minds, or when things are really awesome. Friends are people we want to spend our time with. Our friends…

Too scared to ask for money

What to do when you are too scared to ask for money but don’t want to upset anyone? Yeah, money’s a tricky issue and you’re right in thinking about wanting to make sure everyone feels okay about it. First, ask yourself if it’s an absolute necessity to ask for a loan. If it’s for something like buying new clothes, a…

I asked a girl out, but she didn’t respond…

I asked a girl out but she didn’t respond to me… I am happy you are reaching out about this, feeling rejected when you ask someone out can be really painful. It is important to remember that asking someone out takes a lot of courage, so good job for putting yourself out there. I want you know that her not…

My friend at school posted hurtful things on social media about me

My friend at school posted hurtful things on social media about me – for everyone to see. She is my friend and my class is really small – I’m in 8th grade – we stay together as a class all day every day. She’s the only Native in my class and we do things together in the community. How do…

For about a year now, I’ve been thinking I might be two-spirited

For about a year now, I’ve been thinking I might be two-spirited, but I have been too nervous to talk to my family about it, and I just don’t have enough resources to get more info on how to determine this, and I just have no idea where to begin. Thank you for reaching out. I’m glad you wrote in.…

How do I not look stupid but still be safe when it comes to fireworks

My friend almost blew off his finger last 4th of July. Any tips for not looking stupid while trying to avoid blowing off my finger? Well, more and more States are banning fireworks, especially during times of drought. Mostly, people are being encouraged to attend public firework displays instead of lighting their own…but let’s face it fireworks are awesome and…
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