FireLodge Tribal Youth update: December 2015

In December at the P.L.A.C.E., the “Get Native” Program involved our youth participating in the talking circle, a traditional Potawatomi practice that helps each participant learn how best to listen and respect the thoughts of others. Each youth has a chance to speak if they want to. Participants also learn traditional Potawatomi stories and teachings, Read More »

Mentorship program presents Native culture to youth

Pottawatomie County, Okla. is home to four Native American tribes and thousands of federally registered tribal members. As a result of nearly three centuries worth of assimilation and attempts to destroy Native American cultural practices, based on a principle of “kill the Indian, save the man,” many young tribal members grow up not knowing or Read More »