Organization by Miwok of Buena Vista Rancheria

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Uplifiting thoughts from Great Aunt Bea and her niece, Ya-Nah.

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Father's Day

Posted by Ya-Nah on June 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This day was never as important to me, before I really understood that a man can leave his family.  My Dad can't, if the thought ever crossed his mind, I wouldn't know because he would never let me think that.  I thought that all Native American men were like my Dad.  He thinks of the whole family including extended family, kindly.  The most familiar advice that he gives to me is to think of how others feel.  

Auntie Bea was not able to have children, since she was in and out of the Indian Health Services hospitals as a child for various illnesses.  If she could have had children she would have loved them too, but she says that as a nurse, the lord did allow her to hold and care for many babies and she is grateful for that.  She doesn't always agree with me, but I remind her that it is a blessing that she is here with us today and that she is so healthy.  Last night I reminded her that she lives for sweets, and if she enjoys sweets in moderation she will be enjoying them for a long time to come.

 Last year or the year before we made a public service message wishing all the men a happy father's day for the radio station.  It wasn't planned, but I asked her what she would like to say to people, and that is what she wanted to say.  

To all the men, happy father's day!

Conclusion:

Posted by Ya-Nah on February 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

There is no law that can destroy faith.


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