August 15, 2010

Cherokee teenage pregnancy film

Cherokee Youth Council produces teenage pregnancy filmThe Cherokee Youth Council’s teen members have produced a 13-minute film about teenage pregnancy for other Native youth to see. The film, which addresses teenage pregnancy from both a youth and Native perspective, is available for viewing online.

Cherokee Youth Council members, who are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in grades seven through 12, chose to pursue the film project because they have seen so many of their young friends become parents, most with little understanding about their new responsibilities and the consequences of parenthood. The film features interviews with teenage parents and young women and men who first became parents as teenagers, all of whom describe how their lives changed when their baby was born.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Videos.

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