Y-Indian Programs are action oriented. Members develop their own programs, elect their own officers, take turns hosting tribe meetings, and conduct the business of the tribe.
Tribes hold campouts and family outings; visit historical sites and industrial plants; take hikes to parks, zoos, and farms; and plan picnics. Participants learn about American Indian people - their culture, their customs, crafts and games, and seek to bring new understanding and appreciation of the Indians' heritage and contributions to our nation.
Craft projects include making tribal property such as drums, headbands, and vests. Tribes conduct worship services and devotionals, have campfires, and hold induction ceremonies that emphasize the importance of the parent/child relationship.
Y-Indian programs are a tool for parents that want quality, planned, one-on-one time with their children. Membership is open to every parent with a child K to third grade, third to sixth grade for Trailblazers.
Participation in activities by both parents and child is a vital part of Y-Indian Programs. They share in games, crafts, and campouts. The parent observes their child's relationship in the group, and see the child's strengths and needs, affording a basis for helping the child to grow. Likewise, the child observes the parent in action with other parents and kids. This provides the child with an important role model.
Local Conejo Valley Indian Guide programs:
For more information, visit www.cvyprograms.org/yindians.