About Our Programs

Overview of Programs

The NATIONAL LONGHOUSE® programs were developed and are administered by National Longhouse, Ltd. 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.

Basic Information

This section contains information about the programs that will help you learn more about:

  • History of the Native Sons and Daughters Programs
  • Symbolism of the National Longhouse emblems
  • Meaning of the program motto
  • How the theme of the programs were developed

Organizational Structure

This section describes the form and function of the different levels of the program, including:

  • Hierarchical structure of the program levels
  • Operational responsibilities of each of the program levels
  • Officer positions and duties

Tribal Information

The tribes and families are the heart of these programs, and this section contains information regarding:

  • How tribes and groups are formed
  • How tribe meetings are structured
  • Tips for successful tribe functions