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Students plan to spend spring break with Navajo Nation

10/31/2011 —

Students who enroll in the spring semester Civic and Community Engagement class at Penn State Beaver will be eligible to participate in a spring break trip to live and work with the Navajo Nation near Tuba City, Arizona.

The Navajo Nation consists of 27,000 square miles in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Geographically, it is the largest Native American reservation in the United States.

The Navajo Nation claims approximately 298,000 enrolled members and is the second largest tribe in population. More than 173,000 Navajos live on the reservation.

Most homes do not have electricity, running water, or telephones. The Navajo Nation has no urban centers, and most roads remained unpaved. The majority of population centers are clustered around schools, hospitals, and trading posts.

For more information about the class or trip, contact JoAnn Chirico, senior instructor in sociology, 724-773-3846; Irene Wolf, senior instructor in philosophy, 724-773-3843, or Robin Schreck, coordinator of student activities and residence life, 724-773-3947.

 

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