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I argue that what we are missing are institutions and systems (i.e. schools) that have the ability to create and help sustain our culture, whichin turn helps to shape our thinking and the thinking of those that view and make decisions about us. We need places and spaces where our children not only learn how to read, write and compute… but to think. This “thinking” needs to be based on a perspective that is reflective of their culture and their history. We need schools to help our community heal and to strengthen our culture, equipped with adults possessing their own strong self-worth that are sensitive and interested in their student’s culture and race.