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While fancy dancer Larry Yazzie spreads his arms wide as he dances to Native American music in the gym at Carlton High School, Matiah Ojibway, Elva Kingbird and Kaitlyn Johnson get into the spirit of the dance. Jana Peterson/jpeterson@pinejournal.com

Dancing together bridges cultures

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Things have changed for Native American students since Christal Moose was a student at Carlton High School. They've changed more since Moose's Dad graduated from Carlton and even more since her daughter's grandmother was hidden by her parents with an elderly relative in the Ditchbanks area so she wouldn't be sent away to Indian boarding school, where Native kids were taught to adopt the language, religion and other cultural beliefs of the predominantly white culture.

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