Native Village
Youth and Education news
December 2009  Volume 2


Illustration by Frances Tyrrell
lyrics and sound: The Huron Carol

 According to Huron tradition, a Jesuit missionary priest named Fr. Jean de Brebeuf wrote the Hurons' first Christmas Carol,  "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime," in 1640 or 1641. The Hurons had a particular devotion to Christmas, Fr. Brebeuf said. They built a small chapel of fir tree and bark in honour of the manger at Bethlehem. This became the "stable" where Jesus was born.
Some Huron tribal members travelled days to be there for the Christmas celebration.

Newborns Cry in their Native Tongue

StoryMakers Program Brings Books to Children in Rural, Tribal Communities

Once Upon a Time ...

Education Rights for American Indian Children Need Protecting

Education Inside the Beltway

Values and Family Create Leaders

Aises Conference Attracts America's Next Young Leaders

Anthropology Student Wants to Take Knowledge Home

Flagstaff's First Native Med Student to Give Back

Nootsack Tribe Member Explores Multiracial Culture

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