“I wanted to prove people wrong,” said Bailey when she was asked about how she was able to finish more than 10 units of classes during her fourth term. The counselors and teachers at Landmark said she was remarkable, determined and just kept working. Bailey who is Navajo/Caucasian moved to our school district deficient enough classes that graduation by the end of July was a maybe, but finishing three weeks before end of school seemed an impossibility. But Bailey said, “Moving to this school was different, This school inspired me.
Amber Fregoso is one of our fantastic seniors from Springville High School. She is Lakota/Mexican. Her friends and family would say that she is shy when you first meet her but don’t be misled, because once she gets to know you and you get to know her, you will say she is outgoing, loud and joyful. She is also very caring and has a way of knowing if someone is having a hard time. In her free time she likes to relax with a good movie or just taking a nap. She also like sitting outside and listening to music. Her music tastes vary from modern music to classical, especially piano pieces.
Introducing an amazing senior from Maple Mountain High School. Andrew Letzerich; Cherokee, Hispanic, Caucasian. He is very proud of his ancestry and is continually learning about each culture he comes from. Andrew’s friends describe him as kind and a leader. He also is very loyal to his family and friends and would give anything to help them. Sometimes we forget that the greatest contributions we can make are to our own family and friends.
Many families, students and teachers in the Nebo School District braved the snowy blast from Mother Nature on Monday night to attend the Title VI Storytelling Night held at Larsen Elementary. It was truly an authentic, accurate and enriching event. Holding with tradition; on such nights where the land is covered with snow and the cold sends you inside, Native American families throughout our country would gather together in their hogans, tipis, wickiups, long houses or pueblos and tell stories, give counsel and sing songs. And so it was on Monday Night.
Storytelling is a tradition among all Native Americans. This is a time to relate history, give counsel and explain natural phenomenon. The storytellers are charged not only with entertaining but also with passing down oral traditions. This writer remembers cold winter evenings sitting by her grandfather as he told stories that brought vivid images to her mind. It was a time for family togetherness, wisdom shared and new learning.
On Monday February 6th, Nebo Title VI (Indian Education), participated in American Indian Caucus Day at the State Capitol. This is a time when tribal leaders and state leaders are able to meet together and discuss issues that impact Indian people in our great state. Community members and partners of the Native community were also invited.
Join us for a wonderful opportunity! We are taking a bus on Monday, February 6, 2017 to the State Capitol to participate in the American Indian Caucus Day. This is an opportunity to interact with legislators and state and tribal leaders. We will take a tour of the capitol, watch the process of the passing of bills in the House of Representatives chambers and meet legislators. In addition, we will listen in on discussions between state and tribal leaders in our great state.
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