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Published October 12, 2013, 01:05 PM

ND school turns buffalo meat into heritage lesson

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. (AP) — A school on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation is turning the lunch hour into a lesson on the tribe's heritage.

By: Associated Press, WDAY

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. (AP) — A school on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation is turning the lunch hour into a lesson on the tribe's heritage.

The Four Winds School has started serving buffalo meat for lunch instead of beef. Faculty members say they decided to incorporate buffalo into their lesson plans — and into the cafeteria.

Teacher Natalie Deplazes tells WDAZ-TV that ancestors of students lived off buffalo, so it teaches them to appreciate the food.

School officials say buffalo meat is also healthier than other red meats.

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