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Tribal dancing helps teens find identity, connect with others


Rachel Ellen Sage Blanford, 13, was bullied in school. Like many teens, she said the cruelty of her classmates made her feel depressed and “like it was not worth it to be alive.”

Rachel, who has Creek Indian ancestry, discovered a life-saving outlet in fancy shawl dancing. Originally from Arkansas, she shared her dancing and her story at a recent Choctaw-Apache Veterans Day pow wow near Noble in early November.


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