VOW Book Amplifying Indigenous Voices Selected for University of Tennessee Reading Program

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We are excited to announce that VOW’s oral history book How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America was selected by The University of Tennessee Chattanooga for their 2022-2023 Read to Achieve program.
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The Read to Achieve program at UTC provides a positive reading experience for students, faculty, and staff, holding at its core the belief that reading is an integral part of the university experience. The program also seeks to foster a sense of community on campus.

Books are chosen by the UTC community based on their readability and accessibility, as well as their potential to spark lively discussion. The chosen book always focuses on various topics surrounding equity and inclusion, in order to help students engage with each other and others in an increasingly diverse world.

How We Go Home offers nuanced stories of Native communities, in their own words, educating UTC students about Indigenous histories, experiences, and ways of knowing. This collection of oral histories shares contemporary first-person narratives in the long and ongoing fight to protect Native land, rights, and life. Access VOW’s corresponding lesson plans here.

The book will be integrated into first-year reading classes and will be referred to throughout the students’ college experience. Learn more about the program here.

For universities and schools interested in bringing Voice of Witness books to your campus or classroom, don’t hesitate to reach out to: edu@voiceofwitness.org.

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