TELLING OUR STORIES
KEEPING THE THEME ALIVE
National Longhouse, Ltd. developed and administers Native Sons and Daughters Programs® across the country. If you live in an area that does not already have a program, we will work with you to create a program that will benefit your entire community.
These programs emphasize the vital role that parents play in the growth and development of their children. The original program plan of sons learning directly from their father was patterned from the tradition of some North American Indian cultural groups. These programs seek to strengthen the foundations for a positive lifelong relationship between parent and child that is mutually beneficial and satisfying.
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS
- North American Indian Theme
Parents teaching and guiding their own children.
- Appropriate Age Range
Boys and girls can start between ages 5 and 9. We also offer a Pathfinders program for older children up to age 12.
- How Long Has This Program Been Around?
The program was started in Missouri in 1926 by Joe Friday and Harold Keltner.
- What Type of Activities Can We Expect?
You and your children will together attend meetings and outings with your tribe, and experience other activities like campouts, nature hikes, canoeing, archery, etc.