Sunday, November 17, 2019

Indigenous Peoples Month

“Red Pendleton Blanket:

Earth and Sky”

By Toni Truesdale

The Elders play an important role in all societies.

Their wisdom from experience makes them invaluable teachers.

As Western values are constantly encroaching on

Indigenous communities,

Use of Native traditions is eroding;

Heritage languages are becoming endangered.

Youth are easily caught between the mainstream and tribal worlds.

All of our elderly are more socially isolated.

If we don’t learn to bring together

The generations in positive communication

Much cultural knowledge will be lost.

copyright 2007 T. Truesdale

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