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What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Offers a variety of learning opportunities for children of all backgrounds. Each episode explores different aspects of Indigenous culture such as story-telling, language and spirituality in a way that's engaging and thought provoking for young people. Through learning about the culture and history of the people of the Lummi Nation, children are encouraged to think critically about topics like assimilation, nature and cultural preservation. Website and YouTube channel has more information about the Lummi Nation and Indigenous cultures and traditions.
Episodes focus on messages of perseverance. The overall lessons of cultural preservation, historical awareness and celebrating diversity leave listeners with uplifting messages of overcoming adversity and historical trauma. Listeners are encouraged to honor their ancestors and use their stories as a way of understanding themselves and moving forward into the future.
Positive Role Models
Episodes feature pillars in the Lummi community who share lessons on history, language and traditional stories to preserve culture for younger generations. Hosts, Isabella and Michelle, learn about their history right along with listeners as guests model positive attributes of perseverance. Listeners of all cultures lcan gain appreciation for the culture of the Lummi Nation.
Lummi history and traditions are authentically represented through hosts and guests of Indigenous descent. Each episode shares aspects of Indigenous culture such as language, songs, stories and lessons of historical value. This is a great example of authentic representation.
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Violence & Scariness
Some episodes feature reference to conflict between colonizers and Indigenous people.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One episode references the rise of alcoholism in Indigenous communities due to colonization.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Young & Indigenous is a podcast created by the tribal youth of the Lummi Nation as a space to share and preserve Indigenous culture. Each episode shares an authentic piece of Lummi Nation culture such as language, music, and history. Listeners are encouraged to learn more through the Children of the Setting Sun Productions website and YouTube which offers more in-depth information regarding the Lummi Nation's important contributions to society. Hosts, Michele and Isabella speak with guests who share stories of perseverance and cultural preservation despite adversity. This podcast can inspire children and parents of all cultures to learn about where they come from and gain knowledge about the importance of passing down authentic culture and tradition. Parents and children can also learn a great deal about the Lummi Nation as well as the reclaimed narrative of Native American people.
Is It Any Good?
This podcast is an important piece of the American culture. Young & Indigenous is revolutionary in its approach to the preservation and foundation of Indigenous culture, traditions, values and stories in the U.S. This podcast is everything you'd wish you'd learned from your history books. It's the reclaimed narrative of Indigenous tribes and people that anyone who steps foot on this earth should hear and learn.
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