Last spring, students from Box Elder High School, located on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, teamed up with Montana Media Lab on a podcast about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) to submit in NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge.
According to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, four out of five Native women are affected by violence in their lifetime. The Box Elder students highlighted the effect MMIW has on their community, other indigenous communities, and beyond.
This year, the Montana Media Lab will team up with Box Elder students again and create a new podcast episode on meth addiction and the ripple effect it has on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.
Below are snippets of our work with Box Elder including Fight Like a Bear’s first podcast episode on MMIW.
Behind the Scenes of the Fight Like a Bear Podcast with Box Elder
Box Elder student hits record for the podcast
Student Jon-Aye records her script for the MMIW podcast
Student JeQuinn learns how the art of balancing sound for a podcast
This Box Elder student edits audio with instruction
Podcasting is a collaborative effort. Here, students test sound and recording
Box Elder students learn the importance of script writing
Box Elder students learn the importance of storytelling
Preparation for the MMIW podcast