posted Mar 16, 2009, 4:26 AM by WhiteBuffaloCalfWoman TwinDeerMother
updated Mar 16, 2009, 4:32 AM
Elders will be sharing their culture, beliefs, customs and traditions with our Youth twice a
month for an hour and a half.
Elders will model behavior they would like to see in our youth, including a positive self-awareness,
abstinence from alcohol and substance abuse, and a rich understanding of spiritual beliefs.
Elders will share such customs and traditions as storytelling, basket weaving, carving, cooking,
dancing, drumming, and singing.
exchange, our Youth will provide a renewed hope in our future for the
American Indian way of life. On occassion our youth will also provide
guest speakers to address such issues as long-term care, housing,
prevention of Elder-abuse, support for extended-family caregivers,
adequate nutrition, and other American Indian social support services.
Furthermore, our Youth can provide help with household duties, offer
socialization and friendship and their own knowledge of contemporary
issues affecting American Indians.
each BRIDGE meeting, Elders will meet one on one with our Youth to
participate in these activities. Each meeting will include a workshop
activity, healthy snack, music, and end with a Talking Circle where we
can share what was learned. At times, we will invite guests. At the
request of the Elder, transportation will be provided.