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May 6, 2016

I had a great time at the camping trip. Me and my dad thought it was the best camping trip that we have ever been on. We went swimming in the springs and also had a camp fire. Also we had candy and smores.

Paisley
7 Years Old
Cayuga Tribe

May 3, 2016

Hello, my name is Four Legged Moose "Maddie."  My dad is the Timucuan Longhouse Medicine Man.  His name is Big Horn Moose "Mike".  At the Spring Longhouse's Sacred Fire, he taught me how to sage the families that entered the sacred circle.  He said it cleanses the people as they enter into the sacred circle for the ceremony.  We also watched the "broken arrow" ceremony where dads and daughters decide to move on to the pathfinder program.  They make a promise to love each other and to continue to spend time together.  They also tell each other their favorite memory in the program. Mine is EVERYTHING!  I do not think I will ever "break arrow."  My dad said we have to when I turn 30.  We will see about that!

Maddie “Four Legged Moose”
11 Years Old
Cayuga Tribe

July 17, 2015 - Stone Men

This summer I went on a trip to Canada. We visited our relative’s cottage. On the way there we saw a lot of little men made of stones on the side of the road. Their actual name is Inukshuk and they have an interesting story. They are made to look like people which is what the name means. Native people in Northern Canada made them for marking places or marking where they have been. They are built from stones found on their travels. I liked them so much, I got a small stone man from a gift shop near the cottage.

Dana “Dancing Bird”
10 Years Old
Cayuga Tribe

July 16, 2015

My Indian name is Target Wolf. I chose my name because I like to shoot bows and arrows. I like Native Sons and Daughters because I like to go camping with my dad. I also like to roast marshmallows and do stuff outdoors like fishing and canoeing. I love earning patches and putting them on my vest. Big How!

Jason “Target Wolf”
6 Years Old
Kiowa Tribe

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