Monday, May 28, 2012
We have been visiting several different schools, in the Xukuru territory. On Monday we helped deliver food to different schools. The food we delivered was all fresh fruit in vegetables grown organically on Xukuru land. The Xukuru people put great emphasis on their childern's education, On Tuesday we visited a larger school and got to talk with the teachers and sit in on a class. The Xukuru schools put great emphasis on teaching their children about their history and values. In the class we sat through, the teacher was explaining how important it is to work as a community and share resources such as water.She put a problem on the board asking the students to divide the number of Xukuru people by the amount of land they have, and later went on to explain how important it is to live collectively, so everyone can share the resources.
Posted by Marcia Mikulak - Associate Professor, University of North Dakota Dept. of Anthropology at 1:45 PM