Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Post Travel Class #3 - Third Drafts

Friday, July 8, marked the last official class meeting of the 2011 Navajo Oral History project. Students met via Interactive Television connection between the Winona State University campus in Winona, Minnesota, and the Tsaile, Arizona, campus of Diné College, the tribal college of the Navajo Nation.

The students involved in the class viewed the third drafts of the documentary films they had been working on for more than month. The documentaries focus on four Navajo elders the students interviewed during June.

After this last class meeting, the documentary projects will get final tweaks to get them ready for duplicating and eventual publication.

The finished projects will be turned in to Prof. Tom Grier on Friday, July 15. Grier will get them ready for duplication and have professionally produced DVDs made. In October, the students will host two receptions to premiere the 2011 documentaries. One reception will be held at Winona State University, and another will be held at Diné College.

The dates for the receptions have been set:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m. at Winona State University
Monday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m. at Diné College

These events are open to the public and are meant to honor the work of the students and the lives of the featured elders.

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