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Students from Ute Reservation Have Stories to Tell

It’s the kind of story that you’d like to hear every single day. A group of students from the Uintah Basin – the majority from the Ute Reservation – come to the University of Utah for a week-long workshop where they learn the art of storytelling.

While this is an over-simplified statement, the reality is that 26 students did spend four days living on the U campus and learning everything from writing and rhetoric, to video production, to 3-D printing and virtual reality technologies. The end result: the students left with copies of their personal stories and perhaps a better idea of what it’s like to be a college student.

TJ Ferrill, Head of Creative Spaces at the Marriott Library, shows students how to use the Hololens on level 2 at the library. Students also got to see how 3D printing works and got to edit their own videos.

During her time in the U camp, CiCi Reed created a zine booklet that described her experience with clinical depression.

This video features the zine created by CiCi Reed (photo on left).

Martha Macomber, Educational Liaison between the U and the Ute Tribe, worked with Hailey Leek, Administrative Project Coordinator for Youth Education, supervise the students during their visit to the library Automated Retrieval Center (ARC).

Erika Church and Juli Huddleston worked with students who were interested in making their own zines. This one was created by a student named Cici.

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1 Comment
  • Martha Macomber
    Posted at 10:33h, 30 July Reply

    The Marriott Library rocks! So many resources were made available to the Ute kids. They felt the love. Thank you!

    Martha Macomber

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