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Native Americans Share Culture on Native Education Day

Native American Education Day 2011 served as a way for Native American students to affirm their cultural identity and for non-Natives to learn about their peers.
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The Topeka-Capitol Journal posted a video September 2 on YouTube showing the Shawnee County Allied Tribes Inc.’s 19th annual Native American Education Day held prior to the 21st annual Traditional Inter-Tribal Powwow.

Event coordinator Bobbie Anderson said Native American students see the event as a way to confirm their identity while non-Native participants learn about Native American culture.

There were drum circles, games, crafts and singing. The third-grade articipants were taught the Cherokee version of "Bingo."

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