Native Youth Center to Open

native american pic 5-28SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After months of planning the day has finally arrived for the Springfield Native Youth Center to open.

The big day is Saturday, May 31.

Planners say the center will serve as a meeting place for native education students across the Springfield School District. It will serve as a space for them to learn about drumming, dances, and other native activities.

Organizers say students played a huge role in making the center a reality.

“The big thing for them is now they have a home, a spot that is consistent. And that consistency is key to having them flourish,” said community elder Shane Martin.

The Native Youth Center will be open to any student who’s a member of state or federally recognized tribes, as well as any Eskimo or other Alaskan native.

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  1. Jaded says:

    If whites have a place just for themselves it is called racist

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