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Raising children can be challenging. In Native America, an increasing number of grandparents stepping in to help raise their grandchildren or even raise them all by themselves. Were you raised by a grandparent? How did that experience shape how you see the world today? What do you think when you see an elder taking care of a child? Should communities do more to support grandparents who are the primary caregivers for young ones?
Randella Bluehouse (Navajo) – Executive Director, National Indian Council on Aging
Tyanne Benallie (Dine) – community advocate
Shirley May (Ute and Paiute) – raising a grandchild
Caron (Quran) Yellowfish (Comanche and Otoe) – raising a grandchild