It has not only been a pleasure to work alongside David as a co-teacher, but also to observe his work with the students. He empowers students on the Reservation in a unique way and gives them ownership of their communities through photography and reflection. During an intensive summer course, we combined photography with writing to prompt students to think critically of their surroundings and themselves. His process allows students to engage with hands-on activities that give them true knowledge of what they're doing. David displays tremendous patience with the individuals that he works with and ensures understanding before moving on to the next step of the learning process. The photographic process instills a sense of individual pride in the products students create.
- Alexander Herlich, Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound, 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.