- The questions posed:
- — Dr. Adrienne K. (@NativeApprops)Sat, Feb 28 2015 00:40:57As a Native college student/grad, do you want to "give back" to your tribe/Indian country? Why? What challenges do you face in doing so?
- — Dr. Adrienne K. (@NativeApprops)Sat, Feb 28 2015 00:48:08Follow up: how do we define "giving back"? Is it just working for your tribe/an Indian org? Or can it be other ways?
- Themes that emerged: 1) Not sure about this terminology/language of "giving back" (and I agree)
- — Miss Nikke (@nikkealexis)Sat, Feb 28 2015 00:52:35@NativeApprops I don't like to use the term give back. Sounds like savior mentality to me. I returned home, bc it's my home.
- — Miss Nikke (@nikkealexis)Sat, Feb 28 2015 01:13:58@NativeApprops I don't like it bc it implies I know much more bc I'm western educated. I prefer returning to work w/ my community members.
- — Kim TallBear (@KimTallBear)Sat, Feb 28 2015 01:47:23@nikkealexis @NativeApprops I agree. I think in terms of standing with: http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/405/371 …
- — DaughterSisterMother (@PhLoving)Sat, Feb 28 2015 01:04:14
- — DaughterSisterMother (@PhLoving)Sat, Feb 28 2015 01:16:26
- — Charli. (@charlifoolbear)Sat, Feb 28 2015 00:42:46@NativeApprops I don't really see it as "giving back" (I don't feel I was given anything positive), but I do want to make it better for ppl
- Theme 2: The tribe gave to me, so I feel I should give back to them
- — KillOBytes (@cetanhotanka)Sat, Feb 28 2015 03:03:26@NativeApprops keep our traditions, language and teach them you the youth. As a Tokala I live for my people, that is a Tokala teaching.
- — KillOBytes (@cetanhotanka)Sat, Feb 28 2015 03:05:04@NativeApprops we older ones who have or are getting educated must take what we learned home and use it for good in our communities. AHÓ
- — KillOBytes (@cetanhotanka)Sat, Feb 28 2015 03:01:54@NativeApprops I was taught that what ever you do in life you give all back to your people, what you learn in life you reteach.
- — Keara ⚡ (@kearalightning)Sat, Feb 28 2015 01:00:22@NativeApprops They sponsor my education and the culture has changed me for the better, I feel a responsibility to give those benefits back
- Theme 3: Distance limits how I can contribute (cultural and physical distance)
- — Meredith McCoy (@meredithlmccoy)Sat, Feb 28 2015 01:05:08@NativeApprops I think about the K-12 experiences of native students who grow up far from their tribal communities (like I did); (1/2)
- — Meredith McCoy (@meredithlmccoy)Sat, Feb 28 2015 01:06:18@NativeApprops working in K-12 Ed, I want to find ways to support other native students living detached from their tribal communities. (2/2)
- Theme 4: But what about the actual experiences in college? Where is the support for students?
- — Lauren Chief Elk (@ChiefElk)Sat, Feb 28 2015 00:52:36@NativeApprops a lot of "you need to be giving back" ignores that college is devastating for a lot of Native youth when they try it out.
- — Lauren Chief Elk (@ChiefElk)Sat, Feb 28 2015 00:53:41@NativeApprops like severe homesickness, culture shock, depression, sexual assault, suicide all while in school. Any1 from home supporting?
Native Students and "Giving Back"
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