Ansels REALLY LONG GREAT DAY!

Today felt like one of the longest days ever, we woke up around 6:30 and it is currently  9:37 and its still not over, but I really enjoyed everything that we did. First we played an indigenous martial arts game in the morning  thats pretty hard to explain but all the males did a tournament and I won!  We went to the pomona college science lab where we got to learn about C. Elegans (microscopic worms) that humans have a lot in common with. Then we went to the pomona museum where we learned about baskets that some of the native people to California made a very long time ago. Elder Lori Sisquoc also came and actually taught us how to make baskets and we painted using ancestral tools. We also saw a film that was about Hollywood and the negative impacts films had due to the way that Native Americans were portrayed as. These Hollywood stereotypes still have negative impacts on us  today but i feel the best way to deal with them is to prove that we are the exact opposite and we aren’t some crazy savage Indians that Hollywood made it seem like we were. Then after the film we went to our theatre class that I find fun because the instructor is so engaging and passionate and it just makes the class so much fun.

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One thought on “Ansels REALLY LONG GREAT DAY!

  1. dgrmorelos says:

    Thanks for sharing Ansel!

    Tbh, the days are long but there is so much to learn from. Y’all keep up to and I appreciate that.

    Also, I found the films very interesting too. It made me thinking about how the people in power use tv to make people think a certain way. It’s messed up… but y’all are showing, through actions, that those stereotypes are false. It just goes to show you why the call television programming, right….

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