Students covered American Indians in Utah, as well as topics such as tribal colleges, during fall semester 2008. Their wide-ranging stories included profiles of Cal Nez, a graphic designer in Salt Lake City, and Nola Lodge, director of American Indian Teacher Education at the University of Utah; articles about food and health; and an in-depth story about the controversy surrounding construction of a coal-burning power plant in New Mexico.
Student-journalists were: Jessica Dunn, Brandon Fausett, Lana Groves, Allison Johnson, Kathryn Jones, Chris Mumford, Anne Roper, Aaron K. Schwendiman, Cade Sorensen, Brynn Tolman, Rita Totten, and Jamie A. Welch.
Find links to their stories and read their blogs and bios by clicking on a name above, or by selecting Blogs & Bios from the drop-down box, at left. Stories also can be located by clicking on a Tag or selecting a topic such as Education from the Categories box.
Multimedia storytelling (best viewed in full-screen mode, and use the slideshow controls, rather than the green buttons that appear on the screen):
- See a slideshow about Weasel Tail, a Native American bead artist.
- Virtually attend the 19th Annual Rug Show and Sale in Park City, Utah.
- See a slideshow about the importance of education.
- Visit homes designed and built by U students participating in the DesignBuildBLUFF program.
- Meet Miss Utah Navajo, Hokti Miles.
- Watch a short movie featuring Ben Marra’s images of powwow dancers.
- See historical photos of Indian boarding schools.
- Go on a road trip to the Ute and Ouray Indian Reservation.
- Hear from a Navajo-language teacher and her students.