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Last week, I attended Media for Change and it was a great experience. First off, a big thank you to Vision Maker Media for the opportunity to attend. The following is a recap of the first session of the conference.
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The training was a wonderful opportunity for bringing educators and film & media makers together to learn from each other's worldview on education outreach through film/media. For the morning session, dividing each group up into professional...
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Several weeks ago I received a call from Vision Maker Media. The name alone was appealing, but then I learned it would be during Indian Market in Santa Fe. Would I want to join them? Hmmm…. Santa Fe during Indian Market, an event displaying...
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$15,0000. That was the magic number I had come up with. My documentary, “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101” had come to a complete halt when my funds dried up and I needed to get it finished. I estimated that I need $50k to deliver the final cut to submit...
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This past week, the Urban Indians crew finished up primary interviews in Denver and Durango. Soon, we will be off to a double roadtrip that takes us to Pine Ridge, South Dakota and Alburquerque & San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico. We have concentrated...
Recently, I read a health article about 9 smart ways to keep your relationship healthy at any age. The following are a few of the recommendations that the website (Health.com) gave that stuck out to me.
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Urban Indians , formally called The Urbanization of American Indians, is in full production! We are exploring the complicated legacy of the US government's 1950s- 1970s assimilation policies that encouraged American Indians to leave their homelands...
Award-winning singer/songwriter Bill Miller (Mohican) will be performing at the Newmark Theatre in Portland, Oregon, tomorrow, July 16. The concert kicks-off at 7 p.m. In 2010, Miller was featured in NAPT's VisionMaker documentary For the...
The article “Diabetes is a Killer” was recently covered by NativeNewsNetwork.com . The article discusses how walkers of the Longest Walk 3 entered Washington, D.C. on Friday morning. The walkers formed a circle in front of the White House and held a...
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My name is Randy Vasquez and the new website for my documentary film about one man's experience in the Indian boarding school is up at www.thickdarkfog.com. Next week, on July 15, my team and I will begin a fundraising campaign on kickstarter.com to...
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As a woman who found great strength from her participation in the Girl Scouts, I wanted to share this initiative with others who want to see more woman grow up and fill leadership roles in media and society as a whole.
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Martin Busch, the founder of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting system, died April 14 at the age of 89 at his home in Atchison, Kan. Busch was instrumental in the establishment of Vision Maker Media 35 years ago. Busch served as executive director...
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Congratulations to Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee) for his film "Tribal Journeys of the Pacific Northwest" for being selected to screen at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues May 16- 27, 2011 in New York. The United Nations...
A Year in Mooring is the latest film from Native director (and Vision Maker Media board member) Chris Eyre. The film had its world premiere at the recent South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, with both the director, and star/producer...
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Sitting in the cafe of The Magnolia hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, this morning, a slice of gratitude shined on me. I was chewing on my strawberry cream cheese bagel—completely off my diet—reading a poem. It dawned on me that I am where I was...

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