Welcome to the second year of Mayan Connection. The first
year was extremely exciting and worthwhile.
The second year promises much excitement and growth.
Our first staff development was on August
30th at the EVC Campus, 1:30-3:00 in room 142.
We reviewed the first year of the Mayan Connection and
discussed plans for the upcoming year.
Saturday, September 22nd is the Tenth Anniversary Fort
Omaha Intertribal Powwow. At the Fort Omaha Campus, the
event will be from 1PM to 7:30PM. A speical performance
by the University of Yucatan Ballet Folkloric Troupe
(Mayan dance) will be at 2PM. This event will be the
Mayan Connection's staff development for the month of
September. A Mayan Connection display will be on othe
grounds. After the Mayan dance, dance members will be
available to visit.
The Effigy Mounds trip has been
rescheduled for Friday, October12 to Sunday, October 14.
Please keep in mind that Oct 12 dates back to original
partnership ceremonies with Nebraka Indian Community
College (before LPTC was in existence) in 1992. Last year
we used this date to celebrate the partnership with LPTC.
It would be great if a significant number of persons can
travel to Effigy Mounds to honor the partnership this
year as well as learn from David Smith regarding the
of the mounds in the North Eastern area of Iowa.
Participation in the trip would involve full day travel
on Friday, full day of exploration and research on
Saturday, and full day
of travel for return on Sunday. The Mayan Connection
funds will pay for lodging in Prairie DuChien, Wisconsin
on Friday and Saturday evenings and up to $30 per day per
LPTC or MCC employee for food expense. Travel will be
available from either institution for those interested in
participating. If you are unable to travel with the group
leaving from your institution, contact either David Smith
or Barbara Velazquez to determine the availability for
mileage reimbursement when using your own vehicle.
Please verify again, if you still plan on traveling. This
will count as the faculty development activity for
This will be the tentative schedule for activities on
7:30 a.m. Meet at Best Western in Prairie Du Chien
> Have breakfast
> 9 a.m. Get started at Effigy Mounds
> Walking Bear Unit
> 12 noon Deli for lunch
> Eat at Pike's Peak
> Harper's Ferry
> Fish Farm Mounds
> Sacred Rock Site
> Cave Art
> Barbara Velazquez
> 402 457-2253