Apache culture restoration / Apache youth / clan mother tribal law / indigenous families / MX-US Border

Apache Cultural Endurance & Restorations

‘Sunrise Dances’ or the Apache Puberty Ceremony (Na’ii’ees Isdzanlashe) are central to Apache identity as aboriginal people in the lands that comprise the MX-US border region. The restoration of ceremonies, language, religion and their innate relationship to land-based cultural survival are important to the Lipan Apache and Jumano Apache people of the Rio Grande communities of Texas.

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