"Clan uncle? His responsibility is to help his clan nephew physically and spiritually, mostly spiritually—that he will live a long life. Be prosperous. Be a good warrior and have all the things that he needs to survive on this earth. And then he's a public relations man, too.
Whenever he [his clan nephew] does anything good, like go off to war, [the clan uncle] would come out and sing a praise song. His praise song announces what he did throughout the camp. Sometimes they would take them, adopt them personally. And be a part of their family. So, nobody, we didn't have any orphans in the old days."
Grant Bulltail, a Crow elder, explains the roles of a clan uncle.
How might a young boy benefit from the relationship he has with his clan uncle?