2015: Tired of Being Judged for the Way You Raise Your Kids? Some Moms Are Pushing Back

After years of public shaming for less-than-perfect parenting, moms are finally pushing back. Parents may not agree on many things, but there’s little argument that the job of modern parenting is a tough one. From complex monitoring of children’s online lives to navigating this age of constant information, it’s almost impossible to be a laissez-faire parent these days without criticism. While Boomers get credit for being the first official helicopter parents (birthing those pesky Millennials), because they could financially afford to be, Gen-X perfected the art (though fewer of us have children than previous generations), driven by the conviction that we could do a better job than our parents. Generation X is also, as Allison Slater Tate points out in the Washington Post, “among the first of the truly high-tech parents.” High-tech, unfortunately, equates with high scrutiny and pressure. Thanks to a constant stream of social media feeds, parenting in the public eye has […] Read More

2000: A Spiritual Message to America from the Nation’s Native Elders

  This Message to America is the result of the National Indian Council on Aging’s year 2000 Conference in Duluth, Minnesota. More than 1700 elders from 108 tribes across America attended and contributed to the words in this message. Think about your elders as you read this. They came together, setting aside tribal and political differences in order for you and your children to have some words of wisdom to help you in your lives.  Please pass this on to as many people as you can, both Native and non-Native alike. These are the words of our Native elders, but the values expressed can be appreciated by all of humanity. Once you have read it, you are responsible for it. These are the elders’ hopes and dreams for the world you re-create every day. If you have any questions, please call (505) 292-2001. Brooke Mosay Ammann NICOA Assistant Director […] Read More