The following story has moved as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
COLLEGE TOUR-NATIVE AMERICANS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The quiet disposition and dark clothing of two Native American teenagers on a college tour were unnerving to a woman who called 911 on them. But the pair’s reserved conduct followed cultural norms often expected of tribal youth. In some tribes, it’s considered a sign of respect when a youth does not make eye contact with adults during conversation, though non-Native Americans might interpret such conduct as dismissive. Listening also can be of greater value than talking in Native American communities. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.