Basic Information

Overview of Programs

The NATIVE SONS AND DAUGHTERS 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.

History and Symbolism

Brief History of the Programs
North American Indian Theme
The Meaning of Our Motto
The Meaning of Our Emblems
The Six Aims

Additional Information

Why Join a National Program?
Why Choose a National Longhouse Program?
What Exactly Are National Longhouse Programs?
What Your National Registration Fee Provides

Program Founders and Legacy

Joe Friday Biography
Charles Keltner-Shanks Biography
June Friday-MacInnis Biography
1970 Harold Keltner Speech