Indigenous youth inherit the responsibility to protect and preserve their cultural heritage

LaPointe and Wakinyan LaPointe, Lakota brothers of Rosebud, South Dakota, are American Indian Movement (AIM) West delegates whose community development efforts aid youth ‘to further their goals in their communities and reflect their values as Native Peoples’ by reconnecting them with the land, culture, language and identity. They say that they want to remind young people that Indigenous People are strength-based and show them the strengths that our people have had since time immemorial on these lands. In this program, Thorne LaPointe and Wakinyan LaPointe talk about the responsibility of indigenous youth to protect and preserve their land, resources and sacred sites upon which their cultural heritage and identity is based.

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