February 16, 2023
Sardi's Dam on the Choctaw Nation, from producer Colleen Thurston's short film "Sardi's," is one of two films showing at the event. (Courtesy of Colleen Thurston/)

Tribal Water Media Fellowship recruitment event at Fort Lewis College

Four Corners Public Radio | By KSUT Staff

Join us for a recruiting event with Fort Lewis College's Four Corners Water Center.

Monday, February 20, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Vallecito Room, Fort Lewis College Student Union


  • A presentation about the fellowship program and how to apply
  • A screening of two short films about water tied to cultural, and environmental issues
  • Q&A session
  • Refreshments provided

The Tribal Water Media Fellowship is a collaboration between KSUT's Tribal Media Center, Fort Lewis College, and Rocky Mountain PBS.

It allows students to research, create, and present multimedia projects about water usage and its impacts on desert communities. Applicants from various academic backgrounds are welcome, including journalism, media, science, and cultural studies.

The fellowship is open to qualifying students from Fort Lewis College and other schools and young professionals. Participants will learn how to tell compelling stories about the water issues Southwest communities face. Topics include water policy and usage, cultural lenses, and science-based media creation.

The fellowship includes a 10-day workshop and a trip on the San Juan River in May 2023. Students will also have the opportunity to work with mentors to create a media project.

For more info, contact KSUT Tribal Media Center Coordinator Colten Ashley or Fort Lewis College's Kaitlin Mattos.