OFFP/OFFS/OFFR:NAVAJO Exploration and Understanding of Navajo Nation.
This course offers a short-term program with strong reflection components where students will have the opportunity to learn about Navajo life and culture and work on community-led service projects at two Navajo sites—Tuba City, Ariz., and Crownpoint, N.M. The Navajo Nation program offers two types of experiences based on the greatest needs of the tribe—relational services and physical services. Relational services focus on the intercultural exchange, tutoring, relationship building, interacting with different age groups and immersion in family life. Physical experiences are coordinated with the community for their needs, such as chopping wood, building structures, painting, food preparation and various daily tasks. Evenings include reflection sessions and cultural presentations. Cultural and recreational activities include site visits to the Grand Canyon, Navajo Monument, Monument Valley, Chaco Canyon, open air markets, mesa hikes, sheep ranches, farms and cultural museums. 2 SH. CC: Cross-Cultural.