Vision Maker Media shares Native stories with the world that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Native American film Director Chris Eyre (Cheyenne Arapaho) shares his stories on why graduating high school is very important. Recognizing the need to help students stay on the path to graduation, the new innovative program--American Graduate--has been established to combat the dropout crisis in this country. http://www.nativetelecom.org/amgrad
Native American Actor, Zahn McClarnon (Standing Rock Sioux), shares his stories on why graduating high school is especially important. Recognizing the need to help students stay on the path to graduation, the new innovative program--American Graduate--has been established to combat the dropout crisis in this country. http://www.nativetelecom.org/amgrad
The World Series of Stickball is an annual event in Philadelphia, Mississippi where stickball players from around the country come to compete. Jake, an Oklahoma Choctaw player, hopes to defeat the Nukoachi stickball team. Stickball has given Jake, and many others the opportunity to connect with cultural traditions of their tribes.
http://tenroundspictures.com/ - Across the Creek offers a fresh perspective into the lives of Lakota tribal members on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations. Through a mix of intimate interviews, landscape scenics, and illuminating footage of Lakota culture, the film opens a window into how the past and present converge daily. These Sioux communities struggle to balance tradition with change, honoring the wisdom of elder generations and confronting new challenges facing burgeoning youth popu...
The Traditional Native American Farmers Association, also known as TNAFA, held its 16th Annual Indigenous Sustainable Communities Design Course July 2011, in collaboration with Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture in Northern Arizona. TNAFA has been working since 1992 to increase the Native community's interest in agriculture, especially the youth. Instructor Lilian Hill taught a natural building workshop on the Hopi Reservation, where agricultural methods date back as far as the 1500s. ISCD students lea...
http://nativetelecom.org/election - Native journalist Mark Trahant gives a report on the different ways that the Native vote impacted the results of the 2012 election.
http://www.nativetelecom.org/election - American Indians are a small group nationally, just over one percent of all voters. But in Montana that number is nearly 8 percent and are a key voting bloc. Six years ago Native voters helped elect Jon Tester to the U.S. Senate and four years ago they elected Denise Juneau to run the state’s school system. Juneau is the only American Indian to hold a state constitutional office -- governor, attorney general, or school superintendent -- anywhere in the U...
http://www.nativetelecom.org/medicine_game Two brothers from the Onondaga Nation pursue their dreams of playing lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University. The obstacles in their way are frequent and daunting, but their love for the game, each other, and their family’s unyielding determination, propels these youth towards their dream.
For the 7th Annual Longhouse Media's SuperFly Filmmaking Experience, NAPT was able to sponsor five Native youth to take part in this one-of-a-kind experience as an American Graduate initiative. The Superfly Filmmaking Experience exists to expand cinema through education that empowers youth to work collaboratively, communicate ideas, exercise potential and take positive action in their communities.