Teen Life on Reservations and in First Nation Communities: Growing up Native

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Growing up on a reservation or in a Canadian First Nation community means a teen must balance two worlds. These young adults usually live in rural areas. Their lives are different from either urban Native or urban Anglo people, not only because of the rural nature of their lives but also because of the rich traditions of their own cultures.

What do these Native teens do for entertainment and fun, sports, and education? What are their traditions and beliefs? What are the ...

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Overview

Growing up on a reservation or in a Canadian First Nation community means a teen must balance two worlds. These young adults usually live in rural areas. Their lives are different from either urban Native or urban Anglo people, not only because of the rural nature of their lives but also because of the rich traditions of their own cultures.

What do these Native teens do for entertainment and fun, sports, and education? What are their traditions and beliefs? What are the challenges they face, and what are their hopes for the future? This book tells the stories of various First Nation and Native American youth who balance their lives between two cultures. As you discover the answers to these questions, you will also discover all these teens have to offer North America.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 5-8- These titles address the benefits and challenges of growing up in rural North American communities (including Canada) while dispelling the misconception that "rural" equates with idyllic farm life. The first book includes chapters on alternative communities, the history of the Amish faith, different ordnungs (rules), and selecting an Amish lifestyle. Concluding chapters discuss other alternative communities including monasteries and kibbutzim, and demonstrating respect for others. The second title covers stereotypes about migrant workers, child-labor concerns and legislation, health and safety hazards, schooling, housing, and barriers to success for migrant youth. McIntosh provides information on living on the reservation and in First Nation communities, the arts, sports, traditions, education, and obstacles such as health problems and drug use. Sidebars in all three books present additional information on pertinent topics. Bright photographs and artwork, most with detailed captions, enliven the straightforward texts while portraying various ethnic and religious groups in a positive light. Some fictionalizing (e.g., in Migrant Youth , Julia goes shopping for picante sauce, green beans, and cilantro) does not detract from chapter content and may ease struggling readers into the material. These volumes help to fill a void in many collections by neatly tying together adolescent-specific concerns, current events, and issues unique to rural America.-Amy Pickett, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422200186
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Youth in Rural North America Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Living on the Reservation-Living in Two Worlds     9
Art and Music     17
Sports, Sports, Sports     29
Rodeo and Outdoor Sports     37
Traditions and Beliefs     47
Education     63
Challenges and Hopes for the Future     79
Further Reading     90
For More Information     91
Glossary     92
Bibliography     93
Index     94
Picture Credits     95
Author & Consultant Biographies     96
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