The Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission has partnered with StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives.
A StoryCorps interview gives you the chance to ask a friend, family member, or colleague about their lives. For 40 minutes, you have the opportunity to ask the questions that really matter: at the end of the conversation you will receive a free CD copy of your interview. And, with your permission, a second copy will be preserved in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
StoryCorps has reached out to WICRC to help connect them specifically to the Urban Indian Community in Seattle.
You can connect with StoryCorps to capture the stories within your own individual family, or organizations can utilize StoryCorps to capture the history of their organization. Either way, it is a wonderful resource to digitize our oral history.
If you’re interested please see the attached information and you can contact StoryCorps directly to make an appointment when they are here in Seattle. Note, they ask for folks to RSVP by July 22nd.