Omaha Public Schools
posted on September 16, 2009
Approximately 4,000 OPS fourth grade students had the opportunity to learn about Native American culture during the fifth annual Dreams of Eagles Indian/Native American Education Days held at the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha campus.
The theme of the event was "Honoring Native America: Past-Present-Future." Elders and tribal members from the Ponca, Santee Sioux, Yankton Sioux, Winnebago/Ho Chunk, Omaha, Cheyenne River Sioux, and Rosebud Sioux tribes provided perspectives on urban and reservation life. Learning stations available to students included: leather, moccasins, jewelry, paintings, clothing, herbs and medicines, dance and language. Tipis were also on display representing four tribes native to Nebraska: Winnebago, Sioux, Omaha and Ponca.
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