CMN Tips for Native Youth
Tips for Native Youth
- Culturally healthy youth take an active interest in learning their heritage and assume responsibility for their role as contributing members of the family and community in which they live.
- Learn all you can about your family, kinship relations, and community history and cultural heritage.
- Participate in traditional activities with parents, elders, and other members of the community, and learn the stories and lessons associated with those activities.
- Become actively involved in local activities and organizations that contribute to the quality of life in your community.
- Show respect to the elders in your community by assisting them in any way you can.
- Get involved in local, regional, state, and national issues and organizations that impact your community.
- Make healthy choices in your lifestyle that contribute to the wholeness and well being of yourself and those around you.
- Always be a good role model, show respect, and provide support to others.
- Participate in apprenticeships with cultural experts in the community and acquire traditional conflict resolution skills.
- Associate with friends who can provide healthy role models that will make a positive contribution to your growth, development, and education toward adulthood.
Adopted by Assembly of Alaska Native Educators Anchorage , Alaska