[ti:One-of-a-Kind School Teaches Students Native American Arts] [by:www.ljhzhm.tw] [00:00.00]更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM [00:00.04]The huge buildings of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, [00:08.28]stand out against the desert of the American Southwest. [00:14.96]Here, about 500 students are involved in intense study of Native American arts. [00:23.60]Some study painting and sculpting. Others learn about storytelling and poetry. [00:32.84]It is the only college like it in the country. [00:37.27]Members of about 100 native tribes attend the school, [00:42.80]says IAIA President Robert Martin, a member of the Cherokee Nation. [00:50.04]He adds that the school also has non-native students and students from overseas. [00:58.52]"We're open to everybody," Martin said. [01:02.20]Daniel Yazie Natonabah is an IAIA student and a member of the Navajo tribe. [01:11.40]He said before he started school there, his "whole perspective of the world was just Navajo." [01:20.92]"But when I came here I learned other perspectives of other tribes," he said. [01:26.84]Dolores Scarlett Cortez is studying printmaking and photography. [01:32.64]She says she came to IAIA to help her "come back to my roots a little bit." [01:41.96]"Growing up I felt like I was really missing that kind of side of me [01:47.07]because my parents never talked about it. [01:50.29]So what I'm hoping to do is go back to my community [01:55.32]to document the people back home that I really care for." [02:00.88]That goal of giving back to the community is not unusual among the students, says Martin. [02:08.18]"If you ask the average college student why they're going to college, they'll say, 'I want a job.' [02:15.72]You ask our students and they'll say, 'I want to be of service to my family and my community.' [02:24.12]And so that makes our students different." [02:29.00]During an outdoor class presentation, student Daniel Forest describes his creation [02:36.42]— a grouping of large rocks set in the corner of the small courtyard. [02:42.00]The rocks look like bread. [02:44.75]Forest calls his work Shelter. [02:48.96]"It pulls for me from the current border crisis, people trying to make their way [02:54.81]to a safe haven from Central and South America and Mexico. [03:00.52]And the very sad nature of all that," he tells the group that has gathered. [03:07.92]"They also feel like loaves of bread, which is sustenance that we all need for survival," he added. [03:15.84]"But something many people have to go without." [03:20.92]Forest has only been a student at IAIA for two months. [03:26.27]But he says the experience has already changed him. [03:32.32]He says he is developing a change in thinking and understanding. [03:38.84]"I already see that the real goal isn't the art degree," he says. [03:46.12]Annabella Farmer is a creative writing student. [03:49.88]She grew up in Santa Fe. [03:52.87]She says being a non-native student at IAIA is good for her. [04:00.36]"To be in the minority here I think is a good growth experience for me... [04:06.14]I think that the culture here is just much more welcoming of different perspectives... [04:12.76]a more matriarchal society perhaps, which I've really enjoyed." [04:18.84]Many past IAIA students return there to teach. [04:25.40]Anthony Deiter finished 25 years ago. [04:29.20]Today, he teaches a new technology to filmmaking students there. [04:35.60]Instead of moving images appearing on a flat screen, [04:40.29]they appear on a round screen of a so-called digital dome. [04:46.42]He says the new technology fits well with indigenous cultures. [04:53.04]"We are not linear, we're spherical, we're round," he says. [04:57.88]The technology permits "us to tell our stories actually in the round." [05:05.92]I'm Caty Weaver. 更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM 2019六合图库