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Living Voices /Voces Vivas

Living Voices /Voces Vivas is an audio series in English and Spanish featuring profiles of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians today. People of many ages, traditions and perspectives tell their own stories, reflecting the wide range of contemporary Native experience in Canada, Mexico, Panama, and the US. Living Voices consists of 40 profiles in English. Voces Vivas, available on a separate CD, consists of 10 profiles in Spanish. The production of the series was a major creative collaboration involving more than 100 participants who contributed their considerable skills to conduct interviews, tell their stories, and edit hundreds of hours of audiotape to give Living Voices and Voces Vivas their final shape. We are profoundly grateful to all the Native people featured for inspiring us with their stories, and to all the others who contributed their time and talents so that this series could truly be brought to life.

Keevin Lewis (Navajo)
Community Services Department

Elizabeth Weatherford
Film and Video Center

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian August 2001

Living Voices Profiles Link: Volume 1 Link: Volume 2 Link: Volume 3 Link: Acknowledgments
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