Traditional & contemporary Lakota artist and renowned Northern traditional dancer, Dawn Little Sky, outside her home in Yellow Bear Canyon, south of Kyle, Pine Ridge Rez. She stands in front of one of her buffalo hide wintercounts.
"Children were taught that true politeness was to be defined in actions rather than in words. They were never allowed to pass between the fire and the older person or a visitor, to speak while others were speaking, or to make fun of a crippled or disfigured person. If a child thoughtlessly tried to do so, a parent, in a quiet voice, immediately set him right." → For more, please visit me at: www.facebook.com/jolly.ollie.77
In fact, learning from the experiences of others through storytelling is a cornerstone of all First Nations cultures. And although today’s Aboriginal Leadership must deal with modern-day challenges, the answers are often found deeply rooted in tradition.