The class was held via ITV with the Minnesota and Arizona classrooms connected despite the nearly 1,500 miles that separates them.
Students listened to short lectures from the class faculty: Miranda Haskie of Diné College and Tom Grier and Robbie Christiano of Winona State University.
After the ITV part of class ended, Robbie Christiano led a tutorial on how to operate the group's video gear.
In the evening, the Winona students attended a BBQ social at Tom and Julie Grier's house and watched a documentary about life on the Navajo reservation.
Next week, the students will be in the field on the Navajo Nation, completing service projects for Navajo elders, then interviewing the elders -- gathering photographs, video and audio. The college student groups will produce documentaries about five Navajo elders which will be permanently archived at the Navajo Nation Museum and Library as well as at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.