Indigenous women from Mexico experience Blackfoot and Canadian cultures – U News

Indigenous women from Mexico experience Blackfoot and Canadian cultures – U News

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2015419 Views

A group of 25 indigenous women from Mexico has had a unique opportunity to learn about First Nations culture and practice their English at the University of Lethbridge this summer.

They are spending five weeks in Canada through a program organized by the Council for Science and Technology in the State of Quintana Roo (COQCYT) and funded by the National Council of Science and Technology of the United Mexican States (CONACYT).

“It is a government program for indigenous girls who want to study for a master’s degree,” says Yajaira Vianey May Xool, one of the students participating in the program. “We are learning about the Blackfoot culture, about their life, traditional food, stories, histories and dance. At the same time we are practicing the English language.”

Read More: http://www.uleth.ca/unews/article/indigenous-women-mexico-experience-blackfoot-and-canadian-cultures#.VbjyULNViko

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