Journey Through Our Heritage
Tlatchli Games Competetion
Tlatchli Game Competition
What are the Tlatchli Games?
Each team will be given one study guide in early spring on the topic "Celebrating Our Heritage Through Our Culture, Language, and Oral Traditions". The information contained in this guide is core information which the JTOH program feels is important for all schools students to know about their identity as global citizens.
Every April, JTOH team hosts the annual Tlatchli Games!!
A) JTOH has devised a field day type experience where high school teams will gather together. Teams will be able to interact with each other at four different stations. Each station will represent and indigenous cultural game that helped develop fit bodies, strong minds and healthy respect for each other.
B) After completing the task at each of the four stations, each team will receive a written test. Teams will then be accompanied by their mentor to an MSU Denver classroom where the team will be given 20 minutes to complete their test. This will allow each student to experience what it feels like to sit in a classroom at MSU.
C) After completing their written test JTOH teams will meet at St.Cajetan's for a catered dinner, live bands and door prizes. We are very excited to have you part of this year’s program. We look forward to working with you!!
Mauricio Saravia Awards (JTOH Signature Event)
Join the whole JTOH family for the end of the year celebration. We will also host an honoring ceremony for our graduating seniors. Special guest in the past have included Pulitzer Prize winner Victor Villasenor and Colorado State Representative Joseph Salazar.
When: The first Friday of May
What: Journey Through Our Heritage Mauricio Saravia Awards Ceremony with Café Cultura
Tlatchli Games Study Guides
Civil Rights David Young
Global Climate change
Sacred Foods Sacred Sites
Spanish Settlers Colorado
Slavery, Civil War and KKK
Japanese Internment Camps
Bent's Fort questions
This is the JTOH Literary/Art Journal Competition. Each school will earn points by:
a) Turning in individual art work to be used in the anthology. (100 points for the school)
b) Turning in poetry, prose or short stories of 500 words or less.
c) At least one poem from your school must be about a global warming or an issue concerning water preservation, locally or globally. Up to eight pieces will be scored, but more pieces may be turned in. Each piece will be graded for up to 25 points for a possible 200 points total.
d) Hosting an Open Poetry or a Spoken Word at your school OR attending the Lalo Delgado/Mauricio Saravia poetry festival at MSU Denver. (300 points)
In addition to awards for schools, there will be 1st 2nd or 3rd place awards in the categories of individual art work, prose and short stories.
by Lalo Delgado
stupid america, see that chicano
with a big knife
on his steady hand
he doesn't want to knife you
he wants to sit on a bench
and carve christ figures
but you won't let him.
stupid america, hear that chicano
shouting curses on the street
he is a poet
without paper and pencil
and since he cannot write
he will explode.
stupid america, remember that chicanito
flunking math and english
he is a picasso
of your western states
but he will die
with one thousand masterpieces
hanging only from his mind.