Saturday eight VVS students and three teachers left Family Weekend a bit early to assist with the Fall Hopi corn harvest. In a tangible example of VVS diversity, each of the eight students hailed from a different nation – the Yavapai-Apache Nation, Rwanda, Vietnam, China, Germany, Mexico, Spain and Nigeria. They came together to work with VVS Anthropology teacher Leigh Carter and her friend Michael Kotutwa Johnson to shuck thousands of ears of blue, red, white and yellow corn that Michael had harvested the day before. The corn will be used for different foods and ceremonies. Michael also taught the students the art of making parched corn.
You can see photos from the weekend at www.vvsaz.org/galleries