Blue Tarpalechee


Blue Tarpalechee

Blue Tarpalechee, a member of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma, has been Vision Maker Media’s Project Coordinator since 2012. Blue serves in a project lead capacity on two ongoing initiatives. He is currently assisting in all of the behind-the-scenes work and logistics of the Vision Maker Media supported series Growing Native and team lead on the development of all PBS Learning Media resources for Vision Maker Media films in partnership with PBS stations nationwide. The valedictorian from the Institute of American Indian Arts  (Santa Fe, NM) is no stranger to Vision Maker Media. In 2011, he was awarded a multimedia internship in which he traveled to document efforts in various communities, wrote, shot and edited online video content for Vision Maker Media.

Job Title: 
Project Coordinator
Tribal Affiliation: 
Muskogee (Creek)
Recent posts: 

Blog Series:

What does Growing Native mean to you? That is a question we posed to the Growing Native Advisory Council as we went through pre-production. The answers we received were varied, but connected – it’s growing us as a people in a way that sustains us as a people, it’s taking things that we knew and that worked in the past and building on that, it’s illustrating the interconnectedness of everything that we do.

Blog Series:

This February, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel up to Alaska to film the latest episode of Growing Native. This trip would be the first of two as host Chris Eyre explores Alaska and all its Native cultures has to offer. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating: Alaska is a special place. Having never been to Alaska before, I was anxious to discover for myself just what exactly all the hoopla was about, and I figured two days would be enough. I was coming to Alaska with a mission – locate that elusive quality that takes the breath away and get it on film.

Blog Series:

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 to the Sundance Film Festival.




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