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Tribal Colleges and Universities Behavior Wellness BASICS Adaptation: Conflicting Beliefs About Diné People

Conflicting Beliefs About Diné People

We can start to believe some of the negative things others think about us . . .

How we think others see us:

  • Native people are lazy

  • Native people only live on reservations

  • Native people receive special benefits and privileges from the government

  • Native people all have alcohol problems

How we see ourselves :

Strong and resilient against history

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Natives attending boarding school

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We must work together to move beyond stereotypes.


As a tribal college student at Diné, what stereotypes have you seen?