Growing Native

Growing Native

       

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I recently taught digital media to a group of Southern Ponca students at White Eagle Oklahoma for the Standing Bear’s Footsteps project. The class began with nine students who were selected the Ponca Tribal Education Department. The students varied...
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Every once in a while, the very idea of a documentary series exactly matches what’s going on at home. Such is the case with Growing Native.
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If you’ve been following my blogs, of if you know me, you should know how passionate I am about Native media. In the recent years, I’ve taken a deeper interest in Native American Educational Media and decided to get yet another degree focusing on...
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I spent 10 weeks as a Vision Maker Media Multimedia Intern at KVCR/First Nations Experience (FNX) public television station in San Bernardino, Calif.
This month, ChristianPost.com wrote a blog about the Apache 8 all-women firefighting crew. The more commonly known Navajo firefighters specialize in "hot spots" and extend their expertise nationwide when needed. The surprising team is the women from...
The footage from the 24th Annual Canoe Journey in the Pacific Northwest has been processed. Here is a sneak peek at some of that footage as host Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho) speaks to the indigenous people of the area about their culture and...
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Here are a few tips for getting more people to watch your videos on YouTube. Keywords are key. Save the ones that you will always use in a Google Doc, copy and paste the keywords into the keywords field. Then add all the words unique to that...
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It's not easy to convince people at the Winnebago Tribe Powwow to talk about politics and the upcoming election. It's not only talking over the steady, infectious rhythm of the drum groups performing in the dance circle. There's often a sense that...
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The more and more I use Vimeo the more I can see how it really caters to film producers. Here's just a few. If you have any that you think I've missed, let me know. Gives you various options to share your work such as: A portfolio for displaying...
Vision Maker Media recently traveled to the Northwest to film the 24th Annual Canoe Journey. We started at 6 a.m. documenting the launch from Tulalip. This amazing event will be part of the Growing Native series Vision Maker Media is producing for...
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Recently, I was honored to participate in Native Public Media's Digital Journalism and Storytelling Course . Literally, at the same time I was in Santa Fe for the Digital Journalism and Storytelling Course, I was working to order the equipment for...
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If you are new to Pinterest, and who isn't, here's a few things we've learned since launching http://pinterest.com/visionmakrmedia Create boards that are personal and relevant to your audiences Make sure your boards look full by having at least four...
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I was honored to sit on the panel, “Building Community Awareness through Long Form Documentaries” at the AFI SilverDocs Festival this year. Moderated by Doug McKenney, Executive Producer of CPB’s Public Awareness Initiative, the panel also included...
The study reports results of American Indian and Alaska Native students grades 4 and 8 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), as well as the results of a special survey of American Indian and Alaska Native students, their...
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We have just started to using tumblr , but have already found some items that others should keep in mind. Beyond the normal social media best practices of keeping it short and using video and engaging images when available, we've found a few areas...

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