February 17, 2021

'Culture is Prevention': Jeffco School District Uses Traditions To Curb Indigenous Teen Drug Use

Author: Stephanie Daniel

Jeffco Public Schools recently co-hosted a virtual drum-making event for Indigenous students and families living in metro Denver. District staff hand-delivered the materials to participants beforehand. The kits included the rawhide drumhead, the frame, the lace that ties it together and the drumstick.
The instructor is Sid Whiting, a cultural academics presenter for local school districts and member of the Sicangu Lakota, Rosebud Sioux Nation.
“These chunchegas, these drums that we’re going to b