My favorite aspect of Indigenous Culture would have to be the way in which we sit in circles. It is a form of decolonized communication. It teaches all to be able to see everyone around you, instead of everyone looking at one person. Another aspect that I find important would have to be ceremony. Ceremonies teach us to be prepared and to have meaning in our lives. To do ceremony before you do something else is a way of being ready. A way of being mentally prepared for whatever comes next. Rather it be in a good way, or in an open minded way, it prepares you for what comes next. My third and favorite aspect of Indigenous Culture is that of singing songs, especially in a community setting. It teaches us to work together, to keep our rythm as one.
Indigenous Culture prepares me for college by allowing me to have a clear goal as to why I want to receive higher education. It gives me greater purpose as to why I should reach my goals in higher education.
Indigenous Culture allows me to have a good mentality towards my community. It has prepared me to have a purpose as to why I should take care of my community and give back to it.