A Traditional Childhood?
Was I raised traditional? I would say partially, "yes" and partially, "no". Because I think, where I come from a lot of the traditions, a lot of the songs, not necessarily the songs, but a lot of the dances weren’t being practiced that much when I was growing up.
Now when I do go, a lot of the youth are going back to learning the songs and stuff, which is really nice to see, I learned a lot of the songs and stuff.
Sweat Lodge? I was raised in the Sweat Lodge, raised on a lake. I would say "yes", and "no", I grew up on the reserve and stuff and everything that comes along with that, that’s how I grew up.
The following stories are by George Leach.
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