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Multicultural fair gives Unity elementary students a taste of heritage

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A tribal dance by the Omaha tribe was one of the centerpieces of a multicultural fair at Unity Elementary Thursday. A tribal dance by the Omaha tribe was one of the centerpieces of a multicultural fair at Unity Elementary Thursday.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Students in the Sioux City Community School District come from a number of cultural backgrounds.
    
They took the afternoon to learn about those backgrounds at Unity Elementary on Thursday.

A multicultural fair gave the students background on 14 different cultures and included a tribal dance from the Omaha tribe.
    
The first part of the fair featured presentations from the fifth-graders to the younger students with a booth for each heritage.
    
The students also had native food samples before heading into the gym to hear more about Chinese, Laotian, Guatemalan and Native American culture
    
One teacher says this fair helps the children understand their roots.

"When I ask them questions about what they do at home or what their native language is, or their first language at home, some of them don't know their traditions," said fifth grade teacher TaRae Gardner.

The fair was presented in conjunction with Sioux City's Tolerance Week, which remembers the Holocaust during World War II.
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