Creating Connection, Culture, Community and Resources for Tribal Foster Youth

The Tribal STAR Digital Stories

The Tribal STAR Digital Stories is a DVD that contains three personal accounts of being touched by the child welfare system. Paul’s Story: Forever Hurt is an account of a father who’s daughter was affected by both the state and Indian Child welfare systems. Wakeem’s Story: Finding Connection is an account of a challenged Tribal youth who is reconnecting with heritage and tribal relations. Justine’s Story: For Future Generations is shared from the perspective of a Tribal youth, who has been touched by state and Indian Child welfare systems, she gives advice to case managers and other youth on the journey.

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Finding Connection by Wakeem

Questions by Wakeem

For Future Generations by Justine

Questions by Justine

Forever Hurt by Paul

Questions by Paul


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