Tonight I was talking to my husband about getting our kids more involved with my culture. I want them to go to more of the classes that is offered to us I want my son to take part in the drumming and dancing and my daughter the dancing. Tomorrow their is a powwow that my family and I are going to I ask my husband if he would like to come with us this time he says no as always he has prob only been to a few out of the whole time we have been together. I told him this coming fall I want the kids to start getting more involved in my culture and he said that they are enrolled members that should be enough of involvement, I told him it isn't fair that they are more involved in his culture and not mine, they speak his language , my son is I'm a Spanish immersion school my daughter goes to preschool that's like that, they take part in any special holidays or whatever things he has going on in his culture I just dont get why that's the only part of them he wants them to know these kids arent full blooded Mexican.
Talk it up with the kids. Make them want to do those things. Do you tell them stories of your culture? Do you talk about your grandmother and how she lived? Do you do any of the art assoc with your culture? Do you sing them the songs? When dd was little, the Creek Indians kinda adopted her. She's now 15 and can weave hunting bags, stomp dance, and can throw an axe with amazing precision. That's without effort from dh and I. We just let our friends hang out and she asked questions.