Summertime Activities

July is a good time to recharge yourself and take your learning outside the classroom.  Powwows are gatherings where you can enjoy food, music, dancing, and meeting other people. Vendors often sell books and educational materials along with jewelry, baskets, and other crafts.  Talk to your students about powwow etiquette -- protocols of how to behave respectfully in Native American communities. Keep in mind that powwows and other ceremonies, such as the potlatch and the sundance, were banned by U.S. and Canadian governments until recently.