"Learn About" Questions

1. How difficult is it for young people to leave the reservation and go off to college or to work somewhere else? What are the challenges?
2. How has your “Indian” name set you apart or made you stand out? What are the positives? What struggles has it created?
3. What is the “Indian Name Movement”?
4. How does a Lakota name connect someone personally with the Creator? How does it connect them with others?
5. What is the significance of the prayer, Mitakuye Oyasin? How does it go “all the way to the stars”?

"Learn From" Questions

1. Did you ever have a tough “leaving home” experience? What happened? How did you deal with your new surroundings?
2. Has your name ever set you apart from those around you in some way? What’s the story behind that?
3. How do you feel about your name? What significance does it have for you? What meaning does it have?
4. Whom does your name connect you to?
5. Are there any particular phrases that are significant for you? Do you have any “prayer phrases” that you grew up with? Do they still have significance for you?

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