Growing Native

Growing Native

       

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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...
The production team for the upcoming Vision Maker Media series Growing Native recently came together to put the finishing touches on the Northwest episode. Chris Eyre (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho) stopped by our offices in Lincoln, Nebraska on his way...
The Vision Maker Media/NAMAC conference began the following day and I was honored to hear from some amazing folks at Vision Maker Media. I will post some of the pictures I took with a quick note about what the speaker offered/said.
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Happy new year! Back in the office and off the Christmas couch! What are your favorite holiday foods? Oyster stew on Christmas Eve is a tradition that my mother brought to our table. What a delicacy! At our house, the stew took on a different look...
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A New Year often brings new beginnings, and 2013 is no exception for our organization. After much review and discussion over the past year, we're now officially Vision Maker Media. We hope you're as excited for the name change as much as we are!
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A short video from Longhouse Media where they ask Ernest Webb (Cree) his thoughts on talking about Reel Injun and Down the Mighty River at the Ciné Alter'Natif (Film Festival) in France.
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A short film about Solomon Calvert-Adrea's travels to France where he presented the films he has worked on as well as other films from Longhouse Media . While there he also spoke about his experiences with SuperFly and Longhouse Media's other youth...
The Native World has a way of calling. And it’s usually unexpected…1996. St. Petersburg, Florida. My mother’s passing gave me the very unlikely job title of “Owner, Native American Art Gallery.” This wasn’t supposed to happen. I was newly married,...
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We are honored that SXSW picked our panel "Training the Next 7 Generations of Storytellers." Keep coming back here for updates on the event and other news about training young Native filmmakers. Here's a list of some of the programs we are aware of...
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I spent last winter in northern Italy on a fellowship. Something that struck me was how differently people viewed food. For example in a village where I was staying, shopping for food was an every day event. People would walk through a open air...
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A report on the different ways that the Native vote impacted the results of the 2012 election.
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Thoughts on the recent elections and an idea on what the Obama administration could learn from Tribal Nations to reduce health care costs.
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On September 5th through the 7th, Dustinn Craig and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Vision Maker Media Producers' Conference held in Minneapolis, MN. It is always inspirational to meet and network with other filmmakers, especially...
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The NAMAC conference held in Minneapolis , MN was a success and most importantly fostered an atmosphere of collaboration and encouragement. This was my first time to attend, and I would encourage participation. The NAMAC conference offered...
It's harvest time here in New Mexico and the abundance of traditionally grown foods are everywhere. I recently brought out a visiting scholar and artist Ron Bull from the Maori Tribe in New Zealand to visit the Tesuque Pueblo Farm. We were given a...

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