“What is clear is that you cannot tell any community how to do their own healing,” an attorney with the Native American Rights Foundation tells MintPress about healing the historical trauma of boarding schools. “They must define their own process. We cannot impose it.”
Young people represent 40 percent of tribal citizens in the U.S. MintPress spoke to some of the first-ever White House Youth Ambassadors, a group of 36 young Native Americans chosen based on the active roles they’re taking to serve their communities.
Native Youth Ambassadors with IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux and N7 General Manager Sam McCracken, December, 2014. Photo credit: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians WASHINGTON --- Native youth across the country are actively serving their communities and establishing plans for a bright future. When federal