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Roots, Stories

In today’s fast-paced society, sometimes its hard to look back and remember where we came from. Our heritage is an important part of who we are. “Your culture is the thing that like, I think defines you. For me, that’s what I believe,” says José Guadalupe Cisneros.

For Leslie Locklear, dance is an essential way to show her Native American pride. “The heartbeat of all our people is the drumbeat,” she says.

For these three young people, preserving their culture through dance is key to making sure they don’t forget their past. “It definitely brings you back home when you dance,” says Akash Ganapathi.

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