A Bagful of Rocks Helps Native Youth Deal With the Weight of History

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August 6, 2015 E

‘A’gin’ is the Tewa word for respect and the central concept in a sex education program for teens from six Tewa-speaking communities in Northern New Mexico. One activity in the A’gin curriculum is an exercise that helps Tewa young people feel and process the weighty historical trauma their Tribe has been through.

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