Are you interested in collaborating with an indigenous community and immersing yourself in the Makah culture?
Do you LOVE working with elementary school students?
Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in WA?
APPLY TO JOIN THE 2017 NEAH BAY PIPELINE PROJECT!
“TELLING OUR STORIES, IMAGINING OUR FUTURES”
Be part of an exciting long-term project working with Native youth in Neah Bay.
Pipeline is recruiting members now for the 2017 team!
This collaborative project is built on a longstanding partnership between UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School and has been developed to address a community-identified need. The result is an exciting new project that will focus on encouraging Neah Bay students to envision their futures. The goal will be to not only have Native students see themselves pursuing higher education, but learning, as early as fifth grade, of career paths that could ensure their being able to live and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation.
Using oral histories, digital storytelling, and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students in the creation of a digital storytelling that celebrates their Native culture and identifies pathways to meaningful careers in their own community.
Check out an example of a project from a previous year: View the 2013-2014 Telling Our Stories Magazine.
- Spend spring break (3/18-3/24) in beautiful Neah Bay with the Makah community
- Connect with Neah Bay students throughout the two quarter commitment
REFLECT + LEARN
- Earn up to 9 EDUC401 credits
- Weekly seminars winter and spring quarter (day and time TBD by cohort) to learn about revenant issues, reflect, and build project
- Connect with experts in the field
- Applications can be found and submitted here.
- Applications must be submitted by October 21 at 5pm to the Catalyst dropbox.
- Reach out to Meaghan Ferrick, Project Facilitator, at mef07
- Visit the Pipeline Project website.