Our Mothers Heartbeat
Ideas for the Youth
Modoc Broadcasting realizes that unless our next generation is supported we will fall to the side in terms of economic success. Having grown up in a very functional tribal atmosphere will help guide a path for reaching the economic condition that will see growth and a standard of living that guarantees our prosperity.
One must consider their schooling. That environment needs vital attention through out all those years. A constant nuturing. A sweetening of the pie so to speak. As is all things in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
As a student in the school system in Umatilla county there was always a tribal counsellor for the tribal students who was made available to encourage education. This works.
While it is good for the young tribal members to know and practice a way of civility that fosters prosperity, we believe that mimicking the very system that has precipitated the current "tribal" condition and standard of living that is not as good as it could be. While we are faring better that we were a century ago our own standard is not nearly as on parr with the prevailing societys'. In other words encouraging them to copy what the "adults " are doing will not some how change things. To really instill in the youth an Indian way, effort must be made to include ALL tribal member youth. For some reason the K T Administration wants to count their votes in the future to benefit who?