curriculum developer: White Bison
Understanding the Purpose of Life
12 Teachings for Native American Youth
The Elders’ wisdom forms the basis for this program. All living beings have a purpose. Young people are warriors-in-training.
Our communities form a Forest. When all the “trees” in the forest are healthy, we are living in a Healing Forest.
Often time, nobody is telling young people how to find their true purpose. There are a lot of reasons
young people are not taught how to find their purpose. Adults created the world we live in.
We need to live in harmony with the laws, principles, and values to have balance in our life. Everything in the universe was created with a purpose. You must look within yourself to find your purpose. Your birth was not an accident.
Upon completion of this 12 -16 week process youth will understand:
Intergenerational Trauma and why our communities are the way they are
The guided journey of the 4 Visions Prayer, Purpose, Perseverance, and Passion.
The Healing Forest Model
Self Talk and Affirmations
The power of choice and free will
Spiritual Principle of Drive, Purpose, Gifts, Character
Create a change plan
The Mind Changer – Myths and Messages
Natural Order and Interconnectedness