Our Stories

Come, join and share stories at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Telling Our Stories is a week-long workshop for Nevada Indigenous middle and high school youth — 8th through 12th grade — aimed at developing leadership, scholarship and (hi)story telling + media skills.

Participating youth will collaborate with mentors, learning to use media tools to author and appropriately share (hi)stories they feel need to be told and enabling them to serve as community content creators. Telling Our Stories partners with the Stewart Indian School Museum, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center, and the Nevada Historical Society. They will meet with elders and story tellers at the Stewart Indian School museum and learn how to successfully use University resources. At the end of the week, students and their families will gather to share their work.

The workshop begins Monday, July 11th and runs through Friday, July 15th, 2022. Student participants will stay and work at the University in supervised dorms.

Telling Our Stories is free of charge and is generously supported by Nevada Humanities, Humanities Extended, UNR College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources, UNR Extension, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Shared History Program of the Department of History.

For more information, please feel free to contact the program leads:

Christopher von Nagy, Head, Shared History Program, UNR
Office: (775) 682-6466

Carrie B. Stark, State 4-H Youth Development Director
Office: (775) 784-4785

To apply to the program

To apply, please complete the following PDF forms and email them to sharedhistory@unr.edu or they may be mailed to the following address:

Shared History Program
Department of History
University of Nevada, Reno
Mailstop 0308
Reno, NV 89557

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

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