August 06, 2006

Tribe gains scribes

Native American students expand their scribal skillsA new writing immersion program is giving a dozen teenage visitors from a Southern California Indian tribe a crash course on finding their inner muse—and using it to beef up their college application essays.

The pilot program brought six boys and six girls to the University of California, Berkeley for a week-long visit to museums, bookstores and even a local publishing house where students could learn about the craft of writing and find inspiration for a series of writing projects that encourage free expression.
Comment:  Not a way to preserve Native languages, but a way to get Native kids involved.

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