I like really like this story and especially Wal-Mart Barry! This does speak a very real truth in our tribal communities and about making sure our culture and traditions continue on. I feel powwow could be that potential opportunities to have our native people and youth become more knowledgeable about their culture and traditions. My only concern is would this work for every tribe, because you mention Kachina Doll carving, which is from my people the Hopi senom. Kachina doll carving is a very cultural and traditional practice among my people that I feel would not be comfortable setting. For Hopi’s and other pueblos powwow isn’t so much apart of our people. However, for other tribes this could be an opportunity for their people. Overall, we need to find solutions to get our youth interested about their culture and traditions, we can’t let our youth continue to be influence by the dominate society because thoughts are not the values of our people. Because our culture and traditions all relates back to who we are and where we come from.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 13:49