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

Tribal Government of the Flathead Reservation

...I remember Mickey Pablo years ago had talked about our form of government here on Flathead, (Reservation), and he mentioned that it's basically a Parliamentary form of government and I agree with him. I've looked at and I've studied it... ...and we do have a Parliamentary form and I think the one that most closely resembles our government is the British Parliamentary government, which is described as a unitary form of government...

Excerpt from Tribal Government Project Interview with Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Chairman James Steele Jr.