I was hired on as a mentor for the WE Search program and learned we would be teaching them how to make digital stories. Thought it was cool until I learned that in order for me to teach them I must make one myself!
So based this digital story off a poem I wrote. It is about an uncle that died in an Indian Boarding School. I didn't know about this until my first year in college. I wanted to write a whole report on it but was told to change my topic by my Auntie. So I wrote this poem instead. That was in 2002. In 2008 I came back to that poem and asked family if it was okay to share this story. This time they said yes. I currently assisting on a boarding school documentary and this story will be a part of that documentary.
Since then I have taught digital story making to high school students and librarians. I love teaching this process.
University of Arizona Knowledge River program