Joey Cordle


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Sam Standing Soldier is 18 years old and has 5 brothers. He currently lives in Salem, Ohio with his dad and attends high school there. Sam is involved with numerous school-related sports - of which football is his favorite. An important component in his life has been his sense of spirituality. According to Sam, he carries on the traditional practices that have been passed down to him through his family and from the broader Native American community. Thus, as a former Firekeeper and current Sundancer, Sam has a strong sense of self and is aware of his place within the context of his people. This Native American identity is something that Sam wears with pride.

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