Kinship relationships and expectations
Kinship relationships are an important part of the way people interact and support the family and Tribal connections. Some of those kinship relationships are as follows:
- The father’s brother is the child’s father.
- The mother’s sister is the child’s mother.
- Son-in-laws don’t talk to mother-in-laws.
- Daughter-in-laws don’t talk to father-in-laws.
- Male relatives and female relatives are not left home alone; for example, grandfathers and uncles do not babysit young girls.
- Precautions and prevention of sexual misconduct are built into the tribal and family codes of conduct and are an integral part of the culture.
- Brothers and sisters have deep respect for one another and do not touch one another. When they get older the boys play with other boys while the girls play with other girls.
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