Native American Week

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April 7 – April 10 the Native American Club had their Native American Week, to celebrate and to show the students about their culture.

Tuesday they had an Arts & Craft Showcase in the Bluebell Room. The students brought their own personal items from their culture. Each student talked about the items they brought, and what they meant to them.

Wednesday they had a movie night & Navajo tacos at the Multi-Cultural Center. The movie they showed was “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” which is a chronicle of how American Indians were treated and displaced as the U.S expanded west. The movie is based on a book by Dee Brown.

Thursday they had a speaker at the Multi-Cultural Center and gave fry bread. The speaker was Virginia Howard. She talked about her life on the reservations and how it was different when she lived off the reservations. Also about the challenges she had to face, and to always remember where you come from.

On Friday they had performers from Richfield Residential Hall. They performed dances such as the Navajo Basket Dance, Sash Belt Dance and the Jingle Dance.

They had a good turned out, and they hope to plan more events like this in the future.

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