Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 16 - Flying Home

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, was the last day in the field for the 2011 Navajo Oral History project. The group woke up early in the dorms at Diné College, packed all their gear into the van, and said their goodbyes to the beautiful Navajo Nation that had been their home for more than two weeks.

During the four-hour drive to the Albuquerque Airport, the students all shared their opinions on how the project has gone so far. They offered many suggestions for making the Navajo Oral History program even better in the future.

All agreed they got a lot out of participating, and learned a lot. When they arrived at ABQ, they got ready to take their flights back home, while I started the long drive across the country back home to Minnesota.

By evening, I had heard from many of them, that they had arrived home safely.

The students still have a couple days to work on the drafts of their documentary films on a Navajo elder. We're holding an ITV class between WSU in Winona, Minnesota, and Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, on Friday to look at the drafts and offer constructive criticism.

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