Red Crow/NCC Students Trade VisitsNov 15th, 1996 | By tcj | Category: 8-3: Ceremony, Tribal College News
Students from Red Crow Community College in Standoff, Alberta, traveled to Navajo Community College in Arizona last summer. In exchange, NCC sent five students to the Blood Reserve during the tribe’s annual Sundance July 29-August 9. Laura Gervais, an RCCC instructor, and Mary Coyle, a NCC student, thought of the exchange when they met at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium conference in April. Red Crow is the only Canadian member of AIHEC.
The student exchange provided more understanding and appreciation of each other’s traditional culture and contemporary lifestyles, promoted friendship and unity, exchanged knowledge and information, and enhanced the students’ interpersonal and communication skills.
The Navajo students stayed in a tepee at the Sundance and visited Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (an international historic site), Waterton National Park, and the nearby Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. The Red Crow delegation visited NCC’s Hatahli Museum and Gallery, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, and the nearby Hopi Indian Reservation.