One of my favorite professors from the University of Washington, Dr. Luana Ross, was named the new president for Salish Kootenai College in Montana. She and her husband, Dan Hart, started the Native Voices Indigenous Media Program nine years ago at the UW, when I was but a wee undergrad. Although “Native Voices” is a graduate program, they generously let me enroll in their seminar classes and make a film with them. I’m very thankful for this, because it was a wonderful way to start my path in filmmaking.
The students at Salish Kootenai College are very lucky to have Dr. Luana Ross as their president. She is not only extremely knowledgeable, but is also a very nurturing and supportive instructor – with an amazing sense of humor. I’m so happy our paths crossed while she was still at the UW. Congratulations Luana!