I would wish for the best of both worlds for our young people

Dr. Canku discusses his hopes for Dakota youth.

Things to think about: 

How are people today supporting youth who identify with two cultures?

Audio Chapters

DL: If you had a magic wand, what would you wish for the Dakota people today?

CC: I would wish for the best of the Dakota world and the best of American society, the best of both worlds for our young people. To be skilled in the Dakota way of life, and being true to who they are, but at the same time having skills in the dominant American society and having the best of both worlds. And living and being, and not becoming marginal.

Oral History- Interview | Narrator Dr. Clifford Canku Interviewer Deborah Locke made at Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN | Friday, June 10, 2011

Citation: Minnesota Historical Society. U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. I would wish for the best of both worlds for our young people July 23, 2019. http://www.usdakotawar.org/node/1025

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