As an Alaska Native woman passionate about seeking protections for the land and indigenous people of our state, I find the life of Elizabeth Peratrovich truly inspiring. For this woman, to stand up and speak her heart and mind in a room full of...

Diane E. Benson (Tlingit) was one of the original female tractor-trailer truck drivers on the remote and hazardous Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Since then, she has pursued a multidimensional life that has included work as a playwright, writer, speaker, politician and actress. In the film, For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska, Benson plays the role of Tlingit activist Elizabeth Peratrovich, one of the most influential leaders of the Alaska civil rights movement.

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Seasons greetings from Vision Maker Media! It’s a time of reflection and preparation for the new year. Lakota people record their reflections through the winter count. Waniyeta wowapi, in our language. Winter counts are histories or calendars in...

It was the unspoiled vastness of Alaska’s wilderness that first brought producer Jeffry Silverman to the state. It was 1983 and Silverman was a recent film graduate of Penn State University. He had no idea that he, as a non-Native, would someday play a role in telling the stories – of joy and struggle – of the indigenous peoples of the land.

“I certainly knew as soon as I got here, that this is home,” he said.

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