Applications due May 27
The inaugural Native Storytelling Workshop will take place June 12-16 at the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, in partnership with NAJA.
The workshop will bring Native American high school students from across the country to the KU campus for four days to introduce them to the field of journalism and explore ways that storytelling skills offer opportunities to give back to Native communities. Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of online/digital news content creation, podcasting and multimedia journalism using the studios and resources of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Students will also have opportunity to learn more about possible majors and the admissions process at KU and Haskell Indian Nations University.
The workshop will be led by KU Journalism professors Dr. Melissa Greene-Blye (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) and Professor Rebekka Schlichting (Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska), as well as Jared Nally (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma), award-winning former editor-in-chief of Haskell’s The Indian Leader.
The purpose of the workshop is to educate the next generation of Native storytellers by providing them with the tools and skills necessary to tell the stories that matter to them and their communities by giving Native people a voice in telling their own stories.
There is no cost for the workshop. Students are provided a room and all meals during the week. Scholarships are available to assist with travel to and from Lawrence, Kan.