Students celebrate untold native
Washington: Recently, nearly 85 students learned about American Indian culture at the Nisqually Youth and Community Center. The event was put on by Village to Village, a project that teaches students about other cultures.
Billy Franks Jr. says there's a reason many people don't know much about American Indian history: it's not in the history books.
“Nobody really knows who we are. It’s not
in the history books,” the Nisqually
tribal member told area students.
the talking circle, the Native and
non-native youth discussed
cultural stereotypes and media.
Many students knew very little about American Indian culture.
“In order for us to get our rights, we had to be a little crazy,” Franks said.
Backgrounds: Robert Kaufman Fabrics:
NATIVE VILLAGE website was created for youth,
educators, families, and friends who wish to celebrate the rich,
diverse cultures of The Americas' First Peoples. We offer
readers two monthly publications: NATIVE VILLAGE Youth and
Education News and NATIVE VILLAGE Opportunities and Websites.
Each issue shares today's happenings in Indian country.