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Old 05-04-2004, 11:56 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by CandaePrincess
Does anyone have their own thoughts on how to get more youth interested in being native???
Would like to hear your thoughts!
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Candae Cane:

I would use a tactic that the organized Christian churches use to appeal to our people. . .

Bring them to a ceremony or dance and explain to them what is going on, what to do and what the outcome should be. Sometimes there is no expected outcome. But if a teen ager feels comfortable and understands going into ceremony or dances, he may feel included and may actually get something out of it. At the end of the ceremony or dance, praise that young person for being there.

Young people are searching for their role in life. More importantly they are wanting to belong. Indian tradition is a wonderful thing be a part of.
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