Navajo Cultural Presentation 7
Pauline Tso helps Sharee Tso with a traditional hair clip.
Sharee Tso, a member of the Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee, delivered a presentation on her Navajo culture at West Lake Jr. High School (Granite School District) on Friday, November 18, 2011. November is Native American Heritage Month and West Lake Social Studies teacher Brenda Monson says she invited Tso to deliver the presentation so her students can have a better understanding of modern day American Indians and to honor students who share this cultural heratage. Tso shared experiences from her life growing up on the Navajo reservation, aspects of Navajo culture like using stars to follow seasons and she demonstrated traditional methods for grinding corn and carding and spinning wool. As an appointed member of CMAC, Tso helps advise and monitor the Utah State Board of Education on issues relating to the education of ethnic minority students in Utah.