Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reznet Delivers Powerful Multimedia Piece on Louisiana’s Houma

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Kudos to Reznet - an online news source for Native Americans coordinated by the University of Montana - for posting a multimedia feature on the Houma Tribe of Houma, La.

With some 17,000 members living in southeastern Louisiana - nearly 40 percent of whom live below the poverty line - the Houma were hit particularly hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “Katrina, Rita and the Houma” explores how the Houma have struggled – and helped one another – following the aftermath of the hurricane. It goes much further, however, providing captivating photos and a brief history of the people.

The multimedia piece is the product of a new Reznet project in which journalism students – Mary Hudetz, a Crow reporter from the University of Montana, and Martina Rose Lee, a Navajo photojournalist from Arizona State University – are teamed up with veteran professional journalists (Victor Merina, a former Los Angeles Times investigative reporter and multimedia journalist Steven Chin) to produce an in-depth story on a complex issue of importance in Indian Country.

To see this fascinating piece go to: http://www.reznetnews.org/article/feature-article/katrina%2C-rita-and-houma%3A-nation-recovery.

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