Thank you all for the comments. Yeah, it's a special time for our kids, and I'm so glad that many tribes and Native people are stressing education the way that they do. Still, it is always important to remember that, presumably, the reason that so many tribes and Native people ARE stressing education is so that we can continue to grow and prosper AS A PEOPLE...not just individually. All of us Natives who are fortunate enough to have educational (and professional) opportunities have an obligation, in my opinion, to help other Natives gain similar opportunities. In the same way that Michelle Shining Elk helps people in the entertainment industry, we should offer mentorship/skills in other areas. Just my opinion. Happy Father's Day!!
Friday, June 17, 2011 - 18:24