This is my second year doing native youth 2 college program and there are many new faces. So far I feel like I’ve known these people for a long time and feel very comfortable. I’m here because I really enjoyed last year and wanted to experience this amazing program again. The part that I am really exited for is Wishtoyo. I really loved to be at Wishtoyo because I feel like I connected with many people, especially with my piers. Wishtoyo overall was an overall good experience and Would do over and over again. I am honestly not nervous about anything. Actually I know we are going to surf so I am nervous about that. For the next two weeks, I hope to have really good relationships with my piers and mentors. I also hope to learn a little more about myself in terms of my culture and other culture. I am going to try to be open minded with the topics and everybody. My mentor is Belmont and he was actually my mentor last year. We know each other really well. I consider him my friend and a person I can share my thoughts with. Hopefully we can do more stuff with Belmont, such as activities. My favorite part of the day was making clapping stocks. I love to create thing, especially from scratch. I like the idea of making something that’s almost useless, to something that can be used everyday in the next few weeks. The lady (forgot her name) who helped us make clapping sticks is really nice and I remember her from last year. I am really looking forward to having more activities like this, such as building and crafting. Today we also had a talking circle with Julia Bogany. We talked about the rocks in our life. Not literally. It was about who we look up to and who you look for when you want support. It was a really good talk and I’m surprised everybody participated that much on the first day. The clapper stick doesn’t have a meaning for me, yet. I feel like that is something I need to figure out in time. Anyway today was a good day although I am really tired. laters!Screen Shot 2017-07-11 at 8.49.28 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-07-11 at 8.49.59 PM.png


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