E-Newsletter Archives

E-Newsletter Archives

Below you will find links to view Vision Maker Media's E-Newsletter Communications for 2012-present. If you would like to sign-up to receive our E-Newsletters, please subscribe via the "Join Our Mailing List" link at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, please email visionmaker@unl.edu.

April 2016

Shop Vision Maker Media-April 2016 (4/1/16)

CHECK OUT OUR APRIL SPECIALS

  • Standing Silent Nation
  • Crying Earth Rise Up
  • March Point
  • Power Paths
  • River of Renewal
  • Waterbuster
  • Yellow Fever

Now Available from The Video Project: Walking in Two Worlds

Filmmaker Training Available in California, June 8-9

April 2016 General Newsletter

  • Announcing Online Native Media Archives Guide
  • Oklahoma Delivers Rich Stories For Growing Native Series
  • June 8-9-Prior to ALLIANCE 2016 Conference-Filmmaker Training in Oakland

Native Media Archives Guide and Website

March 2016

March 2016 Producer Newsletter (3/25/16)

  • VMM Filmmaker Training-June 8-9
  • Adding Native Voices to National Narrative on Diversity
  • Annual Report Spotlights Four new Directions
  • VMM Film Festival Highlights
  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
  • Film Festival Opportunities
  • Training and Other Opportunities
  • Funding Opportunities

March 2016 General Newsletter

  • Watch Walking in Two Worlds - April 2
  • Vision Maker Media Film Festival Highlights
  • Native American Multimedia Internships Deadline - March 18
  • 2015 Annual Report
  • Native Peoples Magazine - New App
  • Free Webinars for Indigenous filmmakers
  • Filmmaker training in Oakland June 8-9

Shop Vision Maker Media-March 2016 (3/8/2016)

CHECK OUT OUR MARCH SPECIALS

  • To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey
  • Trudell
  • Black Grace: From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow
  • Dances of Life
  • Holo Mai Pele (Pele Travels)
  • One Voice
  • Skin Stories
  • Then There Were None

For Immediate Release: Free March Webinars (3/1/16)

February 2016

February 2016 Producer Newsletter (2/25/2016)

  • Berlin Film Festival Proves Rewarding
  • Free Webinars Available to Filmmakers
  • Producer Training in Oakland, June 8-9
  • Native American Multimedia Internships
  • Producer Training Moves to Oakland in June
  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
  • Film Festival Opportunities
  • Training and Other Opportunities
  • Funding Opportunities

February 2016 General Newsletter (2/17/2016)

  • 2016 Public Media Content Fund Deadline March 1
  • Medicine Woman World Premiere March 11
  • Native American Multimedia Internships March 18 Deadline
  • Vision Maker Film Festival March 11-13
  • VMM Partners with Creative Capital On Free Webinars
  • Kivalina Screens at Berlin Festival 

For Immediate Release: Film Festival Showcases Works by Native Filmmakers (2/16/2016)

Shop Vision Maker Media-February 2016 (2/11/2016)

CHECK OUT OUR FEBRUARY SPECIALS
  • Fighting for Civil Rights
  • Celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Feb. 16
  • Explore Aboriginal Cultures Across North America
  • Aboriginal Architecture: Living Architecture
  • Bringing 'Native Fusion' to the Mainstream
  • For the Generations: Native Story and Performance
  • Waila! Making the People Happy

January 2016

January 2016 Producer Newsletter (1/28/2016)

  • Call for Proposals: Election Coverage
  • ITVS Open Call
  • Indigenous Filmmakers at Sundance
  • VMM Scoping European Film Market - Berlin
  • Aurora "Extremes" Submissions
  • Needed: Native Oral Historian
  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
  • Film Festival Opportunities
  • Training and Other Opportunities
  • Funding Opportunities

January 2016 General Newsletter (1/20/2016)

  • March 18 Deadline - Apply Now: Native American Multimedia Internshipa
  • Four New Viewer Discussion Guides Available
  • New Archives Assistant Joins VMM Staff
  • Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival Features Medicine Woman, March 11-13, Lincoln, Nebraska

Press Release: Call for Proposals - Film Projects Related to 2016 National Election (1/15/2016)

Shop Vision Maker Media-January 2016 (1/13/2016)

  • New Release: Navajo Math Circles
  • Four New Viewer Discussion Guides Available
  • Celebrating New Year by Discounting Five Significant Films

December 2015

Producer Newsletter December 2015 (12/18/2015)

  • 2016 Public Media Content Fund
  • Across the Creek Screens at White House
  • German Festival Accepts Spirit in Glass
  • Video Annual Report
  • Free Press Legislation
  • Funding to Improve Public Safety, Victim Services
  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
  • Film Festival Opportunities
  • Training and Other Opportunities
  • Funding Opportunities

General Newsletter December 2015 (12/10/2015)

  • Loving Donation: Gift Honors California Educator's Passion For Advancing Native Stories, Filmmaking
  • Just a Click Away - Our Video Annual Report: Check Out Vision Maker Media's 2015 Progress
  • Technologists Needed for Tribeca Hacks <NDN Identity> Moved to Feb. 4-7
  • Vision Maker Film Festival Update: Medicine Woman Opens Festival March 11
  • John Trudell, 69, Loses Fight Against Cancer
  • 'Kind Hearted Woman' Robin Poor Bear Dies at 38
  • Because of Your Support ...

Shop Vision Maker Media-December 2015 (12/4/2015)

  • Celebrate the Holidays with Great Films & Music
  • Add Spice to Your Holiday: Seasoned with Spirit Series
  • Enjoy These Winning Music Titles

November 2015

Shop Cyber Monday- November 2015 (11/30/2015) 

Shop Today & Monday- November 2015 (11/27/2015)

Deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday-November 2015 (11/20/2015)

  • Christmas in the Clouds
  • Native American Night Before Christmas
  • The Twelve Days of Native Christmas 
  • Wapos Bay Series

Producer Newsletter-November 2015 (11/19/2015)

  • WFMT's New Radio Series
  • Four NextGen Native Filmmakers Selected by Sundance
  • Wasatch Mountain Film Festival Now Full Week Event
  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
  • Film Festival Opportunities
  • Training & Other Opportunities
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Attend Vision Maker Film Festival March 11-13

General Newsletter - November 2015 (11/11/2015)

View Films Free for Veterans Day-November 2015 (11/6/2015)

  • Aleut Story
  • Choctaw Code Talkers
  • Way of the Warrior 

Press Release: UNO Native Film Festival Family Friendly Films Announced- November 2015 (11/5/2015) 

WORLD Channel Features Vision Maker Media Films- November 2015 (11/3/2015)

Shop Vision Maker Media - November 2015 (11/3/2015)

  • The Thick Dark Fog
  • Sousa on the Rez: 
  • Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum
  • Injunuity
  • Join an Expedition from France to Native America

October 2015

  • UNO Film Festival 
  • To Feature Actor Rudy Youngblood,
  • Films by Heather Rae & Russell Friedenberg
  • Peggy Berryhill to be Honored at Vision Maker Film Festival
  • Need Access to Archival Material?The Smithsonian Institution Launches SOVA: Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives
  • Indigenous San Diego App Available
  • Independent Television Service (ITVS) Seeks Applications for Diversity Development Fund
  • UNO Film Festival to Feature Actor Rudy Youngblood, Films by Heather Rae & Russell Friedenberg
  • Native Rhythms Festival Nov. 12-15 in Florida
  • Warrior Women to be Feature Film For Vision Maker Film Festival, March 10-13, 2016

Shop Vision Maker -October 2015 (10/7/2015)

  • Breaking the Silence
  • First Circle:Foster Care Impact: Families Struggle to Heal & Change
  • Injunuity: Defining Our Future: A Native American Perspective
  • Across the Creek: Reclaiming Your Stories & Culture
  • Video Letters from Prison: Establishing Trust After History of Broken Promises

September 2015

Finding Refuge Now Available on DVD  (9/30/2015)

Producer Newsletter - September 2015  (9/24/2015)

    • UNO Native American Film Festival
    • imagineNative Film Festival
    • Exploring New Markets
    • NETA Conference
    • Call for Films
    • Job Opportunities
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities

General Newsletter - September 2015  (9/15/2015)

  • Saint Explores Divided Reactions Over Bestowing Sainthood on Spanish Missionary
  • Warrior Women to be Featured at Hubbard Lecture Oct. 1
  • Finding Refuge Now Available on DVD & Amazon Video
  • Because of Your Support . . .
  • Columbus Day Legacy: Explore Cultural Tensions & Contradictions
  • Grab: Two Cultures Intersect 
  • Indian Relay: For Glory & Honor

August 2015

    Producer Newsletter - August 2015  (8/25/2015)

    • Filmmaker Training Highlights
    • Call for Films
    • AISES Accepting Nominations
    • Job Opportunities
    • Film Festival Opportunities
    • Training and Other Opportunities
    • Funding Opportunities
    General Newsletter - August 2015  (8/12/2015)
    • Across the Creek Now Available for Download
    • Crying Earth Rise Up Screenings Available for Hosting Prior to NRC Hearings, Aug. 24-28
    • American Indian Tourism Conference Sept. 13-17
    • Warrior Women to be Hubbard Lecture Feature Oct. 1
    • Workshop Explores How Film Programming Can Complement Other Initiatives
    • PBS Appeals to Indie Filmmakers with Bigger Marketing Budget, Multiplatform Strategy

    Shop Vision Maker - August 2015  (8/5/2015)

    • Across the Creek:Lakota Tribes Reclaim Stories & Culture
    • Trudell: Confronting Harsh Realities of Native American History & Culture
    • Yellow Fever: Championing Environmental Justice
    • Navajo Film Themselves: Students Learn to Use Cameras in Production of Documentary

                July 2015

                Producer Newsletter - July 2015  (7/21/2015)

                • Vision Maker Media Filmmaker Training
                • Eaton, Eisenberg to Host Open Call Live Chat
                • Growing Native Explores Great Lakes Region
                • Job Opportunities and Fellowships 
                • Film Festival Opportunities 
                • Funding Opportunities 
                • Training and Other Opportunities

                For Immediate Release: Alutiiq Woman Races the Clock to Discover Cultural Truths  (7/16/2015)

                Follow Isabella Blatchford (Alutiiq) as she embarks on an urgent quest to understand her cultural heritage before stage--four breast cancer leaves her too weak to complete her journey. Finding Refuge, a new 30-minute documentary available through the National Telecommunications Association (NETA), premiers October 3, 2015.

                General Newsletter - July 2015  (7/14/2015)

                • Vision Maker Media Filmmaker Training - Aug. 19-21
                • Two Bennie Klain (Navajo) Films
                • Weaving Worlds


                Shop Vision Maker Media - July 2015  (7/7/2015)

                • Season Your Summer with Favorites 
                • Seasoned with Spirit - Combo pack \
                • For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska 
                • Will Rogers & American Politics 
                • Coming Soon: The Road to Andersonville


                For Immediate Release: Vision Maker Media Announces Public Media Content Fund Awards  (7/1/2015)
                Vision Maker Media is pleased to announce support for eight new projects for production/completion, new media, and research & development. The projects are comprised of twenty-two producers and/or Public Television stations which were selected for funding their documentaries by and about Native Americans. 

                June 2015

                  • For Immediate Release: 2015 Public Media Internships  (6/23/2015)
                  • Vision Maker Media has signed with four Public Television stations to support paid internships for Native college students.
                    • Charles Perry (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation)
                    • Dallas Pinkham (Yakama Nation/Southern Cheyenne)
                    • Maurice Smith, II (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)
                    • Rio Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam) 
                  • Producer Newsletter - June 2015  (6/23/2015)
                  • • Vote Today for Isabelle's Garden, part of the Fourth Annual PBS Online Film Festival, for the "People's Choice Award"
                    • 2015 Firelight Media Producers Lab Retreat in Chicago Was Everything & More
                    • Call for Entries: San Diego American Indian Film Festival
                    • Job Opportunities and Fellowships
                    • Film Festival Opportunities
                    • Funding Opportunities
                    • Training and Other Opportunities
                  • General Newsletter - June 2015  (6/16/2015)
                  • • Vote for Isabelle's Garden to win the "People's Choice Award" for the 2015 PBS Online Film Festival, June 15 - July 17
                    • Support Vision Maker Media Through AmazonSmile this Father's Days!
                    • New to Amazon Instant Video: Indian Relay
                    • PBS Station Services is Looking for Rising Stars to Participate in Their Summer Internship Program
                  • For Immediate Release: Be Sure to Catch Isabelle's Garden, PBS Online Film Fest  (6/11/2015)
                  • Join us for the fourth annual Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival. This year's Festival features 25 short-form independent films from various station and producing partners. Vision Maker Media is pleased to offer Jeffrey Palmer's uplifting short film, Isabelle's Garden--a story of a community coming together in reciprocity, through the hopes and dreams of a young, Choctaw girl and her garden. The short film was supported and launched through the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge which aims to showcase stories that communicate how we can support one another to end poverty and hunger once and for all.
                  • For Immediate Release: June 8 Workshop Forum to Feature Screening & Mobile App   (6/8/2015)
                  • Fifty years since the worst natural disaster in Montana's recorded history, a new, mobile documentary, The Blackfeet Flood, is allowing viewers to experience and remember the life-changing event. Vision Maker Media announced grant funding for the new media project in summer 2014 and Humanities Montana has also signed on in support. The Blackfeet Flood mobile application is currently available with new content being added this summer.
                  • Shop Vision Maker Media - June 2015  (6/2/2015)
                  • Summer Titles:
                    • Indians Like Us
                    • Turquoise Rose
                    • Weaving Worlds
                    • Video Letters from Prison, Father's Day is June 21! 

                May 2015

                  • Give to Lincoln Day 2015 - Thursday, May 28  (5/27/2015)
                  • Bring Indigenous stories to the forefront of public dialogue! Every dollar of your support received through Give to Lincoln Day will receive a share of the challenge match pool offered by the Lincoln Community Foundation.
                  • Producer Newsletter - May 2015  (5/26/2015)
                  • • Trending Audio: Bryan Pollard, part of the Producer Profile Podcast series
                    • 2015 National Native Media Conference
                    • Sundance Documentary Fund
                    • Job Opportunities
                    • Film Festival Opportunities
                    • Training & Other Opportunities
                    • Funding Opportunities
                  • General Newsletter - May 2015  (5/20/2015)
                  • • Give to Lincoln Day, May 28 - Watch our short film about how Vision Maker Media gives back to the community
                    • StoryCorps' Visit to Vision Maker Media & Nebraska Educational Telecommunications' Studios
                    • Photo Album Moment: Spring Board Meeting
                    • New Film Release: Crying Earth Rise Up
                    • 2015 National Native Media Conference, July 9-12
                  • Give to Lincoln Day, May 28  (5/15/2015)
                  • Give To Lincoln Day is Thursday, May 28. But you don't have to wait until then! Every dollar of support we receive from now until May 28, will also receive a proportional share of the $300,000 challenge match pool offered by the Lincoln Community Foundation.
                  • Shop Vision Maker Media - May 2015  (5/12/2015)
                  • • Now Available: Crying Earth Rise Up
                    • Now Available on iTunes®: The Medicine Game
                    • Memorial Day Film, Way of the Warrior, Streaming Online for FREE
                    • Give to Lincoln Day Vision Maker Media - Lincoln, Nebraska
                    • Foster Care Month - First Circle 

                April 2015

                For Immediate Release: iTunes Now Offering the Award-Winning Lacrosse Documentary The Medicine Game  (4/29/2015)
                Download & Own in High-Definition for $14.99 or Rent for $4.99

                • Producer Newsletter - April 2015(4/28/2015)
                • • StoryCorps in Nebraska
                  • 2015 National Native Media Conference
                  • Job & Fellowship Opportunities
                  • Film Festival Opportunities
                  • Training & Other Opportunities
                • General Newsletter - April 2015  (4/21/2015)
                • • Join the Vision Maker Media Team! We are looking for a Director of Communications. Application review begins Monday, April 27.
                  • Be a Part of StoryCorps! Share Your Native Story.
                  • Standing on Sacred Ground Debuts on WORLD Channel Beginning Sunday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET through Sunday, June 7
                  • 2015 National Native Media Conference, July 9-12
                  • Audio Trending Now - Earth Day is April 22
                • Shop Vision Maker Media - April 2015  (4/14/2015)
                • • Now Available: Horse Tribe
                  • Education Spotlight: Yellow Fever
                  • International Children's Book Celebration - Raccoon & Crawfish: An Oneida Legend
                  • First iPad Sold in the U.S. in April 2010 - Standing Bear's Footsteps: The Meaning of Home
                  • World Health Day - Good Meat & Walking into the Unknown
                  • Humorous Day - Harold of Orange & More Than Frybread
                  • Earth Day & Arbor Day - March Point & Waterbuster 

                March 2015

                February 2015

                January 2015

                December 2014

                • Producer E-Newsletter - December 2014  (12/13/2014)
                • • Come Work for Vision Maker Media
                  • Funding Opportunities
                  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
                  • Training and Other Opportunities
                  • Film Festival Opportunities
                  • Congratulations to All of our Filmmakers that Won at this Year's Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast
                • General Vision Maker Media - Dec 2014  (12/9/2014)
                • • Come Work for Vision Maker Media
                  • Interactive Native Stories Developed at Tribeca Hacks
                  • Shop Vision Maker for the Holidays
                  • Horse Tribe Explores the Strong Medicine of Horses
                  • Sovereign Bodies Blog: "I Love Being Indigenous" by Aaminah Shakur
                  • Support Native Stories
                  • Producer Profile: Alison Lotto
                • Press Release: Interactive Native Stories Developed at Tribeca Hacks (12/4/2014)
                • Shop Vision Maker Media - December 2014  (12/1/2014)
                • • Now Available: Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork
                  • Wonderful Native DVDs You Can Give to Your Children for the Holidays
                  • Other Great Gifts for the Holidays
                  • When Doing Your Holiday Shopping on Amazon Make Sure to Remember Vision Maker Media

                November 2014

                • Producer E-Newsletter - November 2014  (11/26/2014)
                • • Now Hiring Contract/Accounting Associate
                  • Funding Opportunities
                  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
                  • Training and Other Opportunities
                  • Film Festival Opportunities
                  • Congratulations to Michael Smith (Sioux), president and founder of the American Indian Film Institute, on winning the Frank Blythe Award for Media Excellence
                  • Congratulations to Spirit in Glass on winning "Best Documentary Short" at this years American Indian Film Festival
                  • Congratulations to Horse Tribe on winning "Best Equestrian Native American Film" at the 2014 Equus Film Festival
                  • Congratulations to Injunuity on winning "Achievement in Animation" at the 2014 LA Film Festival
                • Press Release: Horse Tribe Explores the Strong Medicine of Horses   (11/19/2014)
                • General Vision Maker Media - Nov 2014  (11/12/2014)
                • • LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 - Join Comanche Political & Social Activist at a Special Screening in New Mexico
                  • Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge Refed November 3 on PBS
                  • Sovereign Bodies Blog; "Using Traditional Foods to Heal from Within" by Sheena Roetman (Lakota/Creek)
                  • Video Profile of Charon Asetoyer, Part of the Sovereign Bodies Series
                  • Producer Profile: Sydney Freeland (Navajo)
                  • Vision Maker Media Welcomes Boots Kennedye (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)
                  • Vision Maker Media Welcomes Dawn Amory
                • Press Release: Charles "Boots" Kennedye & Dawn Amory Join Vision Maker Media  (11/12/2014)
                • Shop Vision Maker Media - November 2014  (11/5/2014)
                • • Educational Version of Young Lakota Now Available for Use in Classrooms
                  • Will Rogers & American Politics
                  • Programs Featuring Native Veterans: Way of the Warrior and Choctaw Code Talkers
                  • Featured Educational Guide - Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork

                October 2014

                • Producer E-Newsletter - October 2014  (10/29/2014)
                • • Tribeca Hacks
                  • No Producer Is An Island
                  • Funding Opportunities
                  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
                  • Training and Other Opportunities
                  • Film Festival Opportunities
                  • Congratulations to "Horse Tribe" on being nominated for "Best Documentary Feature" and "Spirit in Glass" on being nominated for "Best Documentary Short" at this years American Indian Film Festival
                  • Congratulations to Sydney Freeland (Navajo), director & writer of Drunktown's Finest, on being named a United States Artists Fellow!
                • Refeed - Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge  (10/24/2014)
                • General Vision Maker Media - Oct 2014  (10/15/2014)
                • • UNO Native American Film Festival, Nov. 7-9 in Omaha, Neb.
                  • Producer Profile: Khloe Keeler (Northern Ponca)
                  • Vision Maker Media Award Presentation & Screening, Nov. 13 in San Diego, Calif.
                  • Tribeca Hacks , Nov. 21-23 at IAIA in Santa Fe, NM
                  • Across the Creek Channels the Cultural Identity of the Lakota People
                  • Coming Soon - Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork
                  • Amazon Smile & Vision Maker Media
                  • Native Language App Version 1.2 Released
                • Press Release: Film Festival Founder to Be Honored by Vision Maker Media  (10/14/2014)
                • Shop Vision Maker Media - October 2014  (10/7/2014)
                • • Film + Book Combos for Children "My Home" and "Raccoon & Crawfish"
                  • Now Available: "Watchers of the North"
                  • How Will You Observe Columbus Day?
                  • Smile and Help Vision Maker Media When Shopping on Amazon
                • Producer E-Newsletter - September 2014 (Sent Late)  (10/2/2014)
                • • Tribeca Hacks
                  • Great Resources for Filmmakers on BritDoc
                  • Funding Opportunities
                  • Job Opportunities & Fellowships
                  • Training and Other Opportunities
                  • Film Festival Opportunities
                  • Congratulations to Young Lakota being named "Best Dakota Documentary Feature Film" at the South Dakota Film Festival
                  • Congratulations to Sarah Deer on being named a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellow
                • Press Release: Across the Creek Channels the Cultural Identity of the Lakota   (10/1/2014)

                September 2014

                August 2014

                • Producer E-Newsletter - August 2014  (8/27/2014)
                • • Vision Maker Media Now Hiring Development Coordinator
                  • Congratulations to Injunuity on winning Best Short Film at the 2014 In COLOR Multicultural Film Festival
                  • Congratulations to Warrior Women on receiving funding from the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program!
                  • Congratulations to The Medicine Game & Urban Rez on being included in the American Film Showcase
                  • Funding, Job, Film Festival and Training Opportunities
                • Press Release: Vision Maker Media Welcomes Archivist Alison Lotto  (8/26/2014)
                • November Programming Selections & Suggested Scheduling from Vision Maker   (8/20/2014)
                • • Across the Creek
                  • Spirit in Glass
                  • LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
                  • Our Fires Still Burn
                • General Vision Maker Media - August 2014  (8/12/2014)
                • •  Vision Maker Media Announces 2014-2015 Public Media Content Fund Awards
                  • Vision Maker Media Filmmakers Attend the National Native Media Conference
                  • Producer Profile: Penny Phillips
                  • Sex Education, Young People & Self-Determination by Nikke Alex (Navajo)
                  • Video Profile: Amanda Takes War Bonnet
                • Shop Vision Maker Media - August 2014  (8/5/2014)
                • • Get Your Kicks on Route 66
                  • August 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day
                  • 25th Anniversary of Wisconsin Regulation Requiring Curriculum that Includes History of Local Tribes

                July 2014

                • Refeed: Video Letters from Prison encore July 26  (7/21/2014)
                • Embark on a journey of transformation as one family from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota finds healing through the path of the heart. Video Letters from Prison follows the lives of three Oglala Lakota sisters as they reconnect with their incarcerated father via a series of video letters.
                • Producer E-Newsletter - July 2014  (7/16/2014)
                • • Vision Maker Media Announces 2014-2015 Public Media Content Fund Awards
                  • Vision Maker Media is Hiring!
                  • Congratulations Rebekka Schlichting (Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska) on winning "Best Student Feature Story: TV/Online" at the Native Media Awards.
                  • Funding, Job, and Training Opportunities
                • October Programming Selections & Suggested Scheduling from Vision Maker Media  (7/16/2014)
                • • Apache 8 - October is Fire Safety Month
                  • The Thick Dark Fog - October is National Depression Awareness Month
                  • Video Letters from Prison - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
                  • Standing Bear's Footsteps
                  • Choctaw Code Talkers
                  • Columbus Day Legacy - October 13 is Columbus Day
                  • Injunuity
                • Press Release: 2014-2015 Public Media Content Fund Awards  (7/15/2014)
                • With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media's Public Media Content Fund awards support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native involvement that ultimately benefits the entire public media community.
                • General Vision Maker Media - July 2014  (7/8/2014)
                • • PBS Online Film Festival 2014 - Watch & Vote for Lady Thunderhawks
                  • Video Profile: Cecilia Fire Thunder
                  • Producer Profile: Charles "Boots" Kennedye (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)
                  • Decolonizing Eating Disorders by Sheena Roetman (Lakota/Creek)
                  • Vision Maker Media is hiring!
                • September Programming Selections & Suggested Scheduling from Vision Maker Media  (7/2/2014)
                • It's easy to access all of the tools to meet the needs of your station's channels and website. At visionmakermedia.org/films, you can search our catalog, preview programs, and download promotional materials. We offer a 6-hour programming block leading up to Native American Heritage Month this November. Or, pick and choose individual programs to air anywhere in your schedule.
                • Shop Vision Maker Media - July 2014  (7/1/2014)
                • • Teacher Appreciation Sale Extended to July 17
                  • July is National Bison Month
                  • Before the Constitution of Peace There Was the Great Law of Peace
                  • What is Tribal Sovereignty?

                June 2014

                • Just Released on DVD: LaDonna Harris: Indian 101   (6/30/2014)
                • Today, we're excited to offer you our newest release, LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 which is being offered solely to Tribal Colleges & Universities through Vision Maker Media.

                  As one of America's most trailblazing women, LaDonna Harris reshaped Indian Country in America and abroad through countless social and historic achievements. Her work most definitely did not go unnoticed in Washington, D.C.--President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed her to educate the executive and legislative branches of government on the unique role of American Indian tribes within the nation, as well as their relationship with the federal government.
                • Producer E-Newsletter - June 2014  (6/25/2014)
                • * Vision Maker Media is hiring!
                  * Congratulations to Vision Maker Media Board Chair Brian Bull.
                  * Congratulations Indian Relay on winning Best Cultural Documentary at the Northwest Regional Emmys(R).
                • Watch Now & Vote: Lady Thunderhawks, part of the PBS Online Film Festival   (6/16/2014)
                • PBS Online Film Festival 2014 Begins Today!

                  Watch & Vote for "Lady Thunderhawks" through July 31 for the People's Choice & Most-Viewed Awards!
                • Refeed: For the Generations: Native Story & Performance  (6/16/2014)
                • The Native performers infuse contemporary genres of dance and music with traditional elements from their tribal heritage. Through artist interviews and performances, six profiles document the effort to bring this new "Native Fusion" genre to mainstream performing arts.

                  Artists' recollections and outreach efforts set-off an exploration of health and fitness issues in American Indian Communities--both on the reservation and in urban settings.
                • Press Release: SovereignBodies.com Launches   (6/12/2014)
                • Vision Maker Media has teamed up with the producers of Young Lakota for the release of www.SovereignBodies.com. It is a transmedia project that tackles disparity in Native women's access to health services.
                • General Vision Maker Media - June 2014  (6/11/2014)
                • • Vision Maker Media is hiring for a full-time producer
                  • Khloe Keeler Announced as Public Media Intern
                  • Producer Profile (Encore): Father-Daughter team, Syd and Kate Beane
                  • NMC at the 2014 PBS Annual Meeting
                  • Blessing of Extraordinary Proporations
                  • Countdown to the PBS Online Film Festival
                • Press Release: Countdown to the PBS Online Film Festival, June 16 - July 31  (6/9/2014)
                • Shop Vision Maker Media - June 2014  (6/5/2014)
                • • Vision Maker Media Educator Appreciation Sale - Save 20%
                  • June is Men's Health Month: Walking into the Unknown
                  • Stories of Fathers: The Thick Dark Fog, Video Letters from Prison & Standing Bear's Footsteps
                • Press Release: Khloe Keeler Announced as Vision Maker Media's Public Media Internship Recipient  (6/3/2014)
                • Vision Maker Media is proud to announce Khloe Keeler (Northern Ponca/Dakota/Lakota) as this summer's Public Media Internship recipient.

                May 2014

                • Support Lincoln's Vision Maker Film Festival, May 29  (5/27/2014)
                • "We do this Festival every other year to showcase our work to area residents and to bring local and non-local Native filmmakers into classrooms to hold workshops and share their stories."
                • Producer E-Newsletter - May 2014  (5/21/2014)
                • General Vision Maker Media - May 2014  (5/13/2014)
                • • National Native Media Conference Sessions Announced for July 10-13, 2014
                  • Give to Lincoln Day is May 29! Help Us Share Native Stories by Donating.
                  • Producer Profile: Toby McLeod
                  • U.S. Forest Service Employees View The Thick Dark Fog
                • Shop Vision Maker Media - May 2014  (5/6/2014)
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                Films

                Native stories that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives for your station!

                Filmmakers

                Current funding, job, and training opportunities that support the production of Native content. Plus, additional information for filmmakers.

                Educators

                Hands-on educational tools for middle school to college-aged students that increase the Impact of Native films in the classroom.