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Reflections and Questions for Nespelelm

Page history last edited by Ms. Edwards 12 years, 7 months ago

 

On this page after our Native American dance Skype video demonstration, Memphis students will write questions to the students in Nespelem, who will answer them in the comment section.

 

 

 

  1. 5D Rob-On your regalia that makes the noises when you dance are the pieces always one certain thing or is it usually something different?   See your answer here:  Regalia Sounds
  2. 5D Dylan J - Do you guys watch sports and who is your favorite team?
  3. 5C Sam- What are your favorite classes/subjects?
  4.  
  5. 5C Alex- How many people are in your school?
  6.  
  7. 5C Eric- How old has your school been existing?
  8.  
  9. 5C Max- Does your regailia represent anything?
  10.  
  11. 5C Matthew-Question: What religion are you?
  12.  
  13. 5C Chandler- What kind of sodas do you drink?
  14.  
  15. 5C Will- Do y'all have a special traditional food?
  16.  
  17. 5C Mark- Have y'all done a mapskip?
  18.  
  19. 5B Jonathan- What time do you have to wake up to go to school?
  20.  
  21. 5B Ben- Does your school learn a diffrent language as a class?
  22.  
  23. 5B JimH-What do you do at your school for fun in your free time? 
  24.  
  25. 5B Trammel-Do yall have a school basketball team?
  26.  
  27. 5B Drew-How long is your school year?
  28.  
  29. 5B Hudson- What are the type of cars that you all have? 
  30.  
  31. 5B BuckB- Question: Do the kids of Nespelem school still eat foods of their culture for Holidays and celebration?
  32.  
  33. 5B David D- Do you still do Pow-Wows for fun and not for compition? 
  34.  
  35. 5BDavid N- What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time? 
  36.  
  37. 5BCole- What is your favorite time of the year and what makes you say that?
  38.  
  39. 5B william- How many festivals are held through the year?
  40.  
  41. 5BMurray- Do you ever go to any sports games?
  42.  
  43. 5BJackson- How often do you all host dances or pow-wows?
  44.  
  45. 5BReece - What games or sports do you often play for fun?
  46.  
  47. 5C Swep- What is 
  48.  
  49. 5cHayes-Question: What is the main food that you eat at pow-wows?
  50.  
  51. 5cnoah-Question: When can we Skype again with you?
  52.  
  53. 5C Austin- Do you live in a big city or a small city?
  54.  
  55. 5D Lawson: I have a question. How long does it take for you to put on your regalia?
  56.  
  57. 5A Coleo- Question: What cool places do you go to have fun?
  58.  
  59. 5A Patton- Question: On average, how many pow-wows do you have a year?
  60.  
  61. 5A Owen- Do you celebrate any holidays? And if so what are they called and what do you celebrate?
  62.  
  63. 5A Jason- How many people leave the Indian reserve every year?
  64.  
  65. 5A Sam- Question:  What are the different foods that you eat? What is the most commonly eaten food?
  66.  
  67. 5AJasce- Question: What video game do you play the most?
  68.  
  69. 5AMacT.- Do the kids of Nespelem School live in the city or near by it?
  70.  
  71. 5B Beck- What is the most important holiday ya'll have or do you have holidays?
  72.  
  73. 5B Will-  What is some fun and cool places ya'll like to go to on field trips or do ya'll have field trips?
  74.  
  75. 5D Saatvik-Do you have any subject that differs from what we have at our school such as math, english, science, social studies, and reading?
  76.  
  77. 5DBolton-Do you normally hunt and fish for food or do you go to a market or a grocery store?
  78.  
  79. 5D John-What sport do the majority of you like?
  80.  
  81. 5D Ethan- What are some frequent hobbies you encounter every day?
  82.  
  83. 5D Bob E. - How are your average days spent when your not in school?
  84.  
  85. 5D Tom - I have been wondering why do yall have to live on a reservation or is it that yall want to... or are you forced to?
  86.  
  87. 5D Bedon - I've always wondered if ya'll go to pro-sports games.
  88.  
  89. 5A Cole H.- Do you still spear fish?
  90.  
  91. 5A Jackson- What time does your school start and end?
  92.  
  93. 5A Henry- What is a popular restaurant near your location?
  94.  
  95. 5A Edwin- On your reservation area to you have clean water or is it supplied through a diffrent source?
  96.  
  97. 5D PhilipFree- Do you guys have any seminars or semanarys over there?
  98. 5D Wes- Do the children like yo draw cartoons?
  99. what are some of your favorite traditional foods?

Comments (Show all 75)

lamjo said

at 1:00 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5D John-What sport do the majority of you like?
we all like football,vollyball, basket ball

5djohn said

at 8:06 am on May 1, 2009

We also play all of those sports also. We also like baseball.

rellder said

at 1:01 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5BReece - What games or sports do you often play for fun?
football,soccer,vollyball ,tball,basketball stuff like that

landa said

at 1:01 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5D Ethan- What are some frequent hobbies you encounter every day?
I play basketball.

denwha said

at 1:03 pm on Apr 28, 2009


5D Ethan- What are some frequent hobbies you encounter every day?
football,baseball,basketball,vollyball

DENWHA.

landa said

at 1:05 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5D John-What sport do the majority of you like?
I do not know

landa said

at 1:06 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5D Bolton-Do you normally hunt and fish for food or do you go to a market or a grocery store?
We do all of them.

enmo said

at 1:07 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5BCole- What is your favorite time of the year and what makes you say that? my favorite time of the year is when it is summer because we get a long summer vacation and that is fun because I get to sleep in all the time

rojo said

at 1:08 pm on Apr 28, 2009

# 5C Matthew-Question: What religion are you?i am Catholic.i go to the Sacred Heart Catholic Mission Church.

elbe said

at 1:08 pm on Apr 28, 2009

# 5A Jackson- What time does your school start and end?

um we start the week before laborday and we end 2 weeks in June.

denwha said

at 1:09 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5D Bob E. - How are your average days spent when your not in school?
I play video games and play football with my dad.


DENWHA

Ms. Edwards said

at 1:09 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5D Tom - I have been wondering why do yall have to live on a reservation or is it that yall want to... or are you forced to?

The Native Americans who live here choose to live here now; they are not forced to live here. However, when the treaty was signed in 1872, any Native American who was here and who was visiting here, had to stay. So some of the Native Americans were from Oregon but just visiting relatives, and they had to stay here and could not move back. They had to restart their families here.

landa said

at 1:09 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5B Will- What is some fun and cool places ya'll like to go to on field trips or do ya'll have field trips?We go to Owhi Lake

landa said

at 1:12 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5AMacT.- Do the kids of Nespelem School live in the city or near by it?
Some live in the Dam

Ms. Edwards said

at 9:04 pm on Apr 28, 2009

Some kids live in the small town of Nespelem, just down the street from the school. North of Nespelem are the "HUDs": new HUD and old HUD. HUD means the houses were built by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some kids bus from two miles away at the Colville Agency where the business and government of the Colville Tribe is conducted. Several live fourteen miles away in the towns of Elmer City, Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, or Electric City (they are one after the other around and past the Grand Coulee Dam). A few may come to work with their guardian and live in Omak (an hour away). Many live on farms or ranches or out of town. A few live at Rebecca Lake.

enmo said

at 1:12 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5B william- How many festivals are held through the year?
for pow ows the have they have thanks giving pow wows root feast ,berry feast 4th of july pow wow

Ms. Edwards said

at 9:10 pm on Apr 28, 2009

The Grand Coulee Dam area has a Fourth of July festival (lasts over a weekend) along with the Nespelem Fourth of July Pow Wow (lasts two weeks). We have a Colorama over Mother's Day at the Dam area. Pow Wows in Nespelem are on New Years, Ground Hog's Day, Root Feast (a religious celebration in the Seven Drums Church in spring whenever the roots are ready), Omak Stampede Pow Wow in August, Native American Day Pow Wow, Veteran's Day Pow Wow, Thanksgiving Pow Wow. In the winter, some families host Winter Dances that can last all night long and for two weeks. Many families travel from spring to fall on the "Pow Wow Circuit," going from pow wow to pow wow to compete for money. There are several rodeos around here too. We just had the Nespelem Rodeo last weekend. The kids were all tired!

lamjo said

at 1:12 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5D Tom - I have been wondering why do yall have to live on a reservation or is it that yall want to... or are you forced to?
we are not forced to live on the REZ,

landa said

at 1:14 pm on Apr 28, 2009

# 5AJasce- Question: What video games do you play the most?
We play WWE Wrestling.

rellder said

at 1:16 pm on Apr 28, 2009


#
# 5cHayes-Question: What is the main food that you eat at pow-wows?
indiantoco's and frybead

Ms. Edwards said

at 9:14 pm on Apr 28, 2009

lamjo said

at 1:16 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5C Chandler- What kind of sodas do you drink?
my favorit drink is root beer.

enmo said

at 1:16 pm on Apr 28, 2009

#
# 5BMurray- Do you ever go to any sports games?
yes because i was a wrestling and basketball cheerleader

landa said

at 1:17 pm on Apr 28, 2009

# 5A Jason- How many people leave the Indian reserve every year?
500

Ms. Edwards said

at 9:16 pm on Apr 28, 2009

I don't think Landa understood the question. People come and go, move and come back all the time -- they follow jobs just like other families do.

rellder said

at 1:19 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5cnoah-Question: When can we Skype again with you?
within the next two weeks

enmo said

at 1:19 pm on Apr 28, 2009

#
# 5BReece - What games or sports do you often play for fun?
basketball

landa said

at 1:20 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5A Coleo- Question: What cool places do you go to have fun?
I go to Wonder Land or I go to Lazer Quest or I go to Silver Wood

rojo said

at 1:21 pm on Apr 28, 2009

# 5C Chandler- What kind of sodas do you drink?i drink Dr.Peper, Pepse, sunkiss,

denwha said

at 1:21 pm on Apr 28, 2009


5D Lawson: I have a question. How long does it take for you to put on your regalia?
it does not take that long to put are regalia on.

DENWHA

Ms. Edwards said

at 9:17 pm on Apr 28, 2009

I've noticed it takes the kids about 45 minutes to get fully ready: main out fit, accessories, and braiding hair.

landa said

at 1:22 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5C Austin- Do you live in a big city or a small city?
We live in a small town.

landa said

at 1:23 pm on Apr 28, 2009

5cnoah-Question: When can we Skype again with you?
In two Weeks.

Ms. Edwards said

at 8:49 pm on Apr 28, 2009

We call English, Writing. We also have band, culture, computer lab (1x week), pe, study hall.

Ms. Edwards said

at 8:51 pm on Apr 28, 2009

I found an old postcard showing Indians "snagging salmon" in Oregon on the Columbia River before the dams were built and when the Celio Falls still flowed. See it at:
http://columbiariverimages.com/PennyPostcards/Images/PC_celilo_falls_fishing_fishwheel_ca1930.jpg

Ms. Edwards said

at 8:52 pm on Apr 28, 2009

The long fringes of yarn represent grass. The grass dancers once stomped the grass down where the tipis were to be placed.

Ms. Edwards said

at 8:55 pm on Apr 28, 2009

In culture class, students learn Salish, a local language. Lemlmtñ (Lem Lemt) means thank you.

enmo said

at 1:24 pm on Apr 30, 2009

5cHayes-Question: What is the main food that you eat at pow-wows? I don't know

5drob said

at 8:05 am on May 1, 2009

Landa- I am excited to Skype with you again and also amazed with how big the grand dam is.

5dtom said

at 8:07 am on May 1, 2009

5D-Tom I have seen the school from a birds eye view and i see why you would never want to leave. It is the most beutiful scenery I have ever seen! :)

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