Curly Bear Wagner

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Curly Bear Wagner

Curly Bear Wagner has served as cultural director for the Blackfeet Nation, is president and founder of the Going-to-the-Sun Institute, and is great-grandson of the famous Blackfeet, Chief Red Crow. He is an accomplished oral tradition storyteller, the recipient of the Montana Historic Preservation Award, and was instrumental in recovering the ancestral remains of Native Americans from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Field Museum in Chicago, for repatriation and traditional tribal burial. He serves on museum boards for the Plains Indian Museum in Browning, Montana, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. He and his two youngest children live on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana.

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Writer, Producer
Tribal Affiliation: 
Blackfeet

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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.