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What is the Y-Princess Program?
The Y-Indian program has a long history of providing elementary school age girls and their dads with opportunities for fun times, learning, and mutual understanding.
Fathers & Daughters
Y-Indian Princess programs are for dads who want quality, planned, one-on-one time with their daughters. Membership in the Princess Program is open to every father with a daughter from elementary through middle school.
Participation in activities by both father and daughter is a vital part of Y-Indian Princess. Father and daughter share in games, crafts, outings and campouts. The parent observes his child's relationship in the group, and sees the child's strengths and needs, affording a basis for helping the child to grow. Likewise, the child observes the parent in action with other parents and kids. This provides the child with an important role model.
Organization & Leadership
The tribe is the basic organizational unit for Y-Indian Princess program. Father and daughter attendance together is required for participation in activities. Tribes contain anywhere from eight to twelve families. Tribal meetings are usually held once a month in different members' homes, at the YMCA or other special settings, such as a fire-station. One dad is selected as chief, and the various tribal offices are delegated to other fathers and daughters. Groups of tribes form a Nation.
The Longhouse is the inter-tribal council organization that supports the program planning of the tribes. Each nation coordinates Nation events and establishes policies and standards. Council members are elected from tribal volunteers each year.