The purpose of the Y-Indian Princess Program is to foster understanding and companionship between father and daughter.
The slogan "Friends Always" does not mean that father and daughter relate to each other as equals, such as two girls who are friends. Rather, it means that father and daughter have a close, enduring relationship in which there is communication, understanding and companionship. The Y-Indian Princess Program encourages such a relationship by providing a means for father and daughter to share enjoyable experiences, to observe and learn about one another and to develop mutual respect.
1. To be clean in body and pure in heart.
2. To be pals forever with my father/daughter.
3. To love the sacred circle of my family.
4. To listen while others speak.
5. To love my neighbor as myself.
6. To seek and preserve the beauty of the Great Spirit's work in forest, field, and stream.
"We, father and daughter, through friendly service to each other, to our family, to this tribe, to our community, seek a world pleasing to the eye of the Great Spirit."
The central theme of the headband is the sign of the eye of the Great Spirit with the crossed arrows of friendship on the left side and the circled heart of love on the right side. The symbols for father and daughter are next to the grouped tepees, which indicate happy work in the community, and a single teepee, which denotes happy work in the home. The trees, water and grass exhort the wearer to see and preserve the Great Spirit's beauty in forest, field and stream.