Our Elders button

“…Elders are accorded a central role as the primary source of cultural knowledge. It should be understood that the identification of "Elders" as culture-bearers is not simply a matter of chronological age, but a function of the respect accorded to individuals in our communities who exemplify the values and lifeways of our local culture and who possess the wisdom and willingness to pass their knowledge on to future generations.”

“We depend on our Elders as links to our rich heritage. We look to them for advice and knowledge about traditional ways and values based on a life closely tied to the land. With the guidance and wisdom of our Elders Tribal relations will remain strong and our relationship with the land will be preserved.”

Katie
Steven John
Abbie Sanford
Katie John
Steven John
Abbie Sanford
Lena
Jerry
Ben John
Lena Charley
Jerry Charley
Ben John
Ruby
Jenny
Bill Joe
Ruby Sinyon
Jenny Sanford
Bell Joe
Freida
Irene
Ben Funk
Frieda Sanford
Irene Johnson
Ben Funk
Abbie Sanford
Laura Hancock
cherry
Gene Henry
Laura Hancock
Cherry Nicolai
Lemmie Charley

“We depend
on our
Eld
ers
as links
to our rich heritage."

Johnny Nicolai
Lemmie Charley
Johnny Nicolai

 

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