Last updated: April 03. 2014 10:44AM - 1259 Views
By - jbreger@civitasmedia.com



Students from Denmark touring the Choctaw Nation watch as Choctaw princesses sign the Lord's Prayer as it is sung in the Choctaw tongue.
Students from Denmark touring the Choctaw Nation watch as Choctaw princesses sign the Lord's Prayer as it is sung in the Choctaw tongue.
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The Choctaw Nation played host to some special visitors Wednesday and was able to show off the Choctaw culture and progress of the tribe.


Students from Silkeborg Business College in Denmark are in Oklahoma this week to learn about the Choctaw Nation.


These 25 students are guests of Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, which offered to host students for such international experiences.


EOSC Vice President of Student Affairs Stephen Glazier said this experience is important for international business students because it allows them to see the world outside their area.


He said so many students go into fields that follow their parents’ example, simply because that is what they know. This will allow students to experience different cultures and expand their ambitions, according to Glazier.


Beginning in Tuskahoma, the students learned about the Choctaw roots and heritage. Wednesday afternoon, the group was in Durant gaining more exposure to the culture and the tribe’s advancements.


Students gathered at the Choctaw Event Center, where they experienced firsthand Choctaw prayer, sports and food. The group then was taken to tour Choctaw businesses such as Texoma Print Services and Choctaw Casino Resort.


- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 924-4388 ext. 116 or on Twitter @jbreger_news.


 
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