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How can I find information on menstrual cycles?

Hi there! Happy to help connect you with some info. You can find more information on common questions on puberty by going to We R Native’s website and in the coming of age section. In some Tribal teachings the menstrual cycle is referred to as your ‘moon cycle’ or ‘moon time’. It is considered to be an incredibly powerful time…

Hi Auntie, Are you supposed to throw a celebration when you get your period?

What a wonderful question to ask. Many Native American tribes celebrate all stages of life with what is commonly known as “right of passage” or “coming of age”. The can be naming ceremonies of babies and adults, vision quests, marriage, and women’s coming of age. The Navajo Puberty Ceremony celebrating maturity of girls among the Navajo is held generally on…