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Saturday, March 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Training the Next 7 Generations of Storytellers

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The storytelling tradition is strong within Native cultures, however, traditions and languages are still being lost with every generation. Over half of the Native American population is under the age of 25 and almost 80% live in urban areas away from Reservations. One of the ways to make sure these cultures continue is to empower the next generation of Native storytellers to tell their stories in ways that engage their peers as well as mainstream society. This panel of accomplished Native American media makers and educators will share their experience with training Native youth in digital storytelling. Learn lessons for engaging and teaching youth in your communities. Learn what it takes to be a good storyteller in the 21st century.
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Tom Fields

Photojournalist/ArtistNative Fields Arts CoDigital photographer and media teacher working mostly in Native American Communities. Has created several photo documentary projects addressing change in Native American culture. Has mentored students in visual media for two generations with... Read More →
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Tracy Rector

Exec DirLonghouse MediaTracy Rector (Seminole/Choctaw) is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Longhouse Media. After having worked with over 2100 youth in just eight years, Longhouse Media has seen the artistic and community growth of many young Native filmmakers. As an educator... Read More →
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Missy Whiteman

Filmmaker, digital media consultant, dir, producer & writerIndependent Indigenous Film & MediaMissy Whiteman, Indigenous director, producer, writer and digital media consultant, for Independent Indigenous Film & Media. Missy belongs to the Arapaho and Kickapoo nations and lives in... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 1-4