Culture Shock club hosts educational culture fair

Culture Shock club hosts educational culture fair

Members of the Culture Shock club show a presentation about customs of the Lakota tribe. Food, clothing, and dances were among the things that students could learn about different Native American tribes at the event.

Grace Kim, Online Chief

The Culture Shock event for Native American culture month was held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 8:10 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. in the Brown Room.  Students were able to visit either during their off mods or with a class.

Students had the opportunity to sample Native American foods from the three different tribes of Cherokee, Navajo, and Sioux.  Some of the foods offered included bean bread, squaw bread, Sioux pudding, and fry bread served with powdered sugar and syrup.

The members of Culture Shock also set up different stations themed with various aspects of Native American culture, such as customs, clothing, or games.  One station allowed students to dress up a paper doll in traditional clothes while another station had students playing a game in which they attempted to pick up a fish with a simple line and paper clip hook.

The members of Culture Shock also prepared presentations for participants.  They discussed Native American sports and other aspects of their lifestyles.  A PowerPoint also displayed information while a movie screen played Disney’s “Pocahontas.”

“Watching ‘Pochahontas’ was my favorite part.  Everything was very informative.  I learned a lot about Native American heritage,” sophomore Emily Goheen said.