Summer Youth 2023: Program Overview
Priority: March 24th Final: April 28th
This year, all six tracks will be focusing on Coeur d’Alene Tribal history; specifically, the key events that led to the Development of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation and Encroachment on the Coeur d’Alene Lands. During this four-week internship, you will learn new skills, meet and work alongside professionals and develop a final group project that will showcase the knowledge you have learned.
Program Details on Poster Below
|Art||In-person||In this track, students will learn to create various forms of art from different Native and Non-Native artists. The art you create will allow you to express your thoughts and feelings about what you are learning. Land-based experiences will provide inspiration for your pieces of art and will help you to connect with places that are an important part of Coeur d’Alene tribal history.|
|Land & Life||In-person||In this track, you will learn about all of the life that exists or existed in the Coeur d’Alene aboriginal homeland, particularly in the area around the Coeur d’Alene River basin and St. Joe River. You will study all kinds of life, from the smallest insect to the largest land mammal, including people! You will learn about the cultural importance and interconnectedness of all things living. Land-based experiences will help you to connect with places that are an essential part of the story.|
|Medicinal Plants||In-person||In this track you will learn about different plants and medicines that are indigenous to the Coeur d’Alene homeland, particularly in the area around the Coeur d’Alene River basin. You will study, identify, and gather culturally significant plants and utilize them for medicinal purposes. Land-based experiences will help you connect with places that are an important part of the Coeur d’Alene people, and their story.|
|Photography||In-person||In this track, you will learn basic photography skills that are essential to taking good photos in a variety of settings. These skills will be utilized during land-based experiences to help you connect with places that are an important part of the development of the current Coeur d’Alene Reservation. Additionally, the photos you take will be used to tell the story of encroachment onto Coeur d’Alene Tribal lands, and demonstrate your interpretation and feelings about the topic.|
|Storytelling||In-person||In this track you will learn how aspects of Coeur d’Alene history can be shared through storytelling. You will learn about some of the main characters (Native and non-Native) who were influential during this time period and write and re-tell stories through their eyes. Land-based experiences will help you to connect with places that are an important part of the story.|
|Voices to Hear||Hybrid||In this track you will learn about how podcasts can be used to tell important stories. You will gain skills in recording, interviewing, storyboarding and audio editing as you create a podcast. Working in small groups, you will create documentary-style podcast to tell the story of how the reservation was created, including the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental impact certain events had on the people and the land. Land-based experiences will help you to connect with places that are an important part of the story.|
To complete the Summer Youth Internship application, please follow the steps outlined below.
- Download the application by clicking “Fill Out The Application” button below
- Save the application to your desktop
- Fill out and SAVE your completed application
- Prep and update your resume and cover letter.
- The Department of Education will be available at Lakeside High School during Homeroom, lunch and afterschool if you would like assistance.
- For those not in the local middle/high school, and would like assistance, please contact Justin Marsh (phone number listed below) and set up a Zoom appointment.
- Additional videos and guides are provided below.
- Once all documents are ready, use your personal email to submit all documents to the email listed below.
Submit your application, resume and cover letter to the following email address:
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Justin Marsh.
APPLICATION PRIORITY DEADLINES:
Priority: March 24th, 2023
Final: April 28th, 2023
All applications are time stamped, and priority is give based upon date and time of submission.
Resume & Cover Letter Workshops
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