Living Histories

Living Histories supports youth from tribal nations as  they weave together history and culture through the arts of digital media, dialogue, and writing.  It is a program that builds leadership skills for individuals living within a community.   The program was developed in 1998 and today serves several hundred youth each year.   You can check out our current partnerships below.   

CURRENT PARTNERSHIPS

The Bug O Nay Ge  Shig School is located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest on the Leech Lake Reservation.   This tribal school was founded in the early 1970's as a response to the racist treatment of Native American students in the public school system.

Since our beginning, the school  has been a strong partner providing  foundational training to students in photography, video and music.  In 2017 In Progress will spend 8 days at the school working with students 5th -12th grade.  

CLICK HERE to check out our photo archive of our work with Leech Lake Nation dating back to 1991.

Schedule TBA January - May 2017.

Nett Lake School is located on the Bois Forte Reservation in north eastern Minnesota.  The school serves students K-6th grade in the village of Nett Lake which is home to approximately 100 tribal members.  The school has one of the oldest archives of youth produced video works in the nation, much of that work stemming from their long-term partnership with In Progress.

In 2017, In Progress will be partnering with 4th - 6th grade classes to produce a series of photo/audio stories that will be aired on KBFT 89.3 Radio and shared throughout the tribe.

Schedule TBA

Bug O Nay Ge Shig School

School Residency ActivitieS

North Woods School is located in Cook Minnesota.  It serves a large population of Native American youth from Bois Forte Nation and represents a growing partnership with the Saint Louis County Indian Education Program.   In 2017 In Progress will work with the Academic Journey Program to support high school age students in presenting their values, and their life aspirations.  IP artist Kristine Sorensen will work with students to create video and photo works that will then be presented publicly. Schedule TBA

North Woods School is located in Cook Minnesota.  It serves a large population of Native American youth from Bois Forte Nation and represents a growing partnership with the Saint Louis County Indian Education Program.  

In 2017 In Progress will work with the Academic Journey Program to support high school age students in presenting their values, and their life aspirations.  IP artist Kristine Sorensen will work with students to create video and photo works that will then be presented publicly.

Schedule TBA

NORTH WOODS SCHOOL

SCHOOL RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES

NEtt Lake School

SCHOOL RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES

Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizyaan is a family housing facility run by the American Indian Community Housing Organization and is located in Duluth Minnesota.  In 2016 In Progress introduced a digital photography program which introduced youth from the community to the art of portraiture photography and writing.  More activities are being developed for the future and are listed below. To view artwork CLICK HERE To view program documentation CLICK HERE December 27 -30:  Digital Photography Camp Additional Schedule TBA

Gimaajii Mino Bimaadizyaan is a family housing facility run by the American Indian Community Housing Organization and is located in Duluth Minnesota.  In 2016 In Progress introduced a digital photography program which introduced youth from the community to the art of portraiture photography and writing.  More activities are being developed for the future and are listed below.

To view artwork CLICK HERE

To view program documentation CLICK HERE

December 27 -30:  Digital Photography Camp

Additional Schedule TBA

Gimaajii Mino-Bimaadiziyaan

community mentorships

The Vision+Makers of Red Lake Nation was a established as a digital campaign to present positive messages to people living on the Red Lake Reservation.  In Progress has worked with the Vision+Makers since 2014 to support photo and video creations that evoke the power of history and culture and remind the community of its strengths.   Schedule TBA

The Vision+Makers of Red Lake Nation was a established as a digital campaign to present positive messages to people living on the Red Lake Reservation.  In Progress has worked with the Vision+Makers since 2014 to support photo and video creations that evoke the power of history and culture and remind the community of its strengths.  

Schedule TBA

Vision Makers of Red Lake Nation

Community Mentorships

Living Histories is supported by a series of partners that include participating schools, local post-secondary institutions, KBFT 89.3 Radio Station and the National Endowment for the Arts - Arts Learning Program.  In Progress continues to seek new funding partners as the need is greater than our ability to meet.

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