By Viviana Vera '18
During the first week of spring break, our group composed of girls from all four grades in the Upper School, left Stuart and headed to Tohatchi, a town in Navajo Nation in New Mexico. During this time we helped out around the mission in any way we could in exchange for the ability to stay and experience what life's like in Navajo Nation. Although our short stay only gave us a taste of the life in Tohatchi we were able to meet many locals who welcomed us into their homes, cook and taste traditional Navajo food, partake in a traditional Navajo sweat, and hike Canyon de Chelly. So many amazing memories were made and lessons learned by everyone on the trip!
This trip was designed to immerse students into the Navajo Nation in Tohatchi, New Mexico, through a three-pronged interconnected focus. Students had the opportunity to experience Navajo culture by learning about the history of the region and the Navajo people. The Navajo have a strong spiritual connection to the earth and to each other. The students also had the opportunity to explore Navajo spirituality, which plays a significant role in their daily lives, and do service through mission work at St Mary's Parish.
SEE PHOTOS FROM THE NAVAJO NATION TRIP or in the slideshow below.