The project helped connect the students with their Native culture and helped us see the Reservation through the student's eyes. Throughout the year the project was hands-on; David always engaged all of the students that were present, making sure they had and knew their equipment. He modeled the utmost respect for each of the students and monitored the respect between the students. He always cared about the involvement of each student and the class. David continually asked the students to evaluate their work and to make it better and encouraged them to share their work with other students and the community.
- Allen Bone, 7th Grade Teacher Two Eagle River School-Pablo, Montana

Jennifer Finley, Consultant

Jennifer Finley teaches writing and interviewing techniques for A VOICE projects. Jennifer lives on the Flathead Reservation in Montana where she was born and raised. Her book of poetry What I Keep was the winner of the 1998 North American Native Authors Poetry Award. She's won first-place awards from the Native American Journalists Association for feature writing. Her writing appeared on a CD entitled Heart of the Bitterroot: Voices of Salish and Pend d'Orielle Women, which was nominated for a Native American Music Award in 2008. In 2010 Foothills Press published her book of poetry entitled What Lasts. Jennifer is Salish and Chippewa-Cree and a member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. Jennifer teaches, works on history projects, and writes.

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