Everyone has a story, and when we each share our own, we together create one story. You can share your story with three different mediums: a written story, photo essay, or audio recording. You may use the theme of "connecting generations" to guide your story-telling, or you may share your story without a theme. We have two projects specifically for this year, and we have ongoing projects you may take part in. Learn more below.

2018 Writing Project: Topics from Morrie

Choose one of the topics highlighted in Tuesdays With Morrie to guide your written story. Use the textbox below to share your thoughts and experiences in 500 words or less, prose and poetry are welcome.
Topics: The World, Feeling Sorry For Yourself, Regrets, Death, Family, Emotions, Fear of Aging, Money, How Love Goes On, Marriage, Culture, Forgiveness, The Perfect Day, Saying Good-Bye.

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2018 art project: Portraits

Using the medium of your choice, create a portrait of a person who has made a positive impact on your life. You will be asked to give the
name of the person and a brief explanation of why you chose that person to honor. Contact Kristie Bussler at Kristie.Bussler@pokagonband-nsn.gov with any questions.


Written Story

Simply write your own story in 2,000 words or less, and email it to Kristie.Bussler@pokagonband-nsn.gov. Your submission will be added to One Story's Tree of Stories.

Photo Essay

Mimicking the style of Images of America: Dowagiac, you may submit a photo essay—complete with captions. Submit your digital or printed photos in person or via email. Your photos and captions will become part of the Tree of Stories.

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Audio Recording

Write your story, then we'll help you record it with your own voice. If you're interested in creating an audio story, contact Kristie Bussler at the Pokagon Band to schedule a recording session at Kristie.Bussler@pokagonband-nsn.gov or (269) 462-4222. These sessions will occur at the Pokagon Band Administration Building. A few select recordings will be featured on Pokagon's podcast, Yajmownen.

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