Novelist Inspires Spokane StudentsNov 15th, 1995 | By tcj | Category: 7-3: Investing, Tribal College News
Novelist Sandra Scofield spent three days at Spokane Tribal College in Washington last fall as part of “American Voices,” a unique community outreach project designed to promote reading and writing as a means of preserving American Indian culture. Her visit was sponsored by the college and the National Book Foundation and made possible by a major grant from the Lannan Foundation. The program takes authors to American Indian reservations nationwide to meet with readers of all ages and discuss their objectives and inspirations. Scofield’s books include Walking Dunes, Gringa, More than Allies, and Beyond Deserving.
Other National Book Award authors have visited other tribal college reservations during the past two years, including Rocky Boy and Fort Belknap in Montana.
The National Book Foundation, working with a generous grant from Washington Water Power, also helped establish a reference section for the Spokane Tribal College Library. The references will serve students in the college’s planned Environmental Land Management degree program. Spokane Tribal College was established by Salish Kootenai College in Montana.