Milt Lee


Milt Lee

Milt Lee is a sound and film artist who has worked most of his life to further the interests of Native Americans across the country. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. With his wife, Jamie, Milt Lee produced and distributed a 52-part series for PRI and AIROS called Oyate Ta Olowan: The Songs of the People. These award-winning documentaries on traditional Native American music were funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and AIROS. In 2007, he was named a Bush Artist Fellow and used the time to produce Video Letters from Prison, his first full-length film documentary about three Lakota girls who connect with their incarcerated father via “Video Letters.”

Job Title: 
Sound and Film Artist
Tribal Affiliation: 
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Recent posts: 

Blog Series:

The American Experience segment - Wounded Knee is coming up soon, and I thought it might be a good time to listen to a documentary on WK that we did in 1993 - 20 years after the takeover.

Tribes or Groups:



• July Specials Feature Summer Celebrations
• Host a Screening
• Thanks, George
• 'Sousa on the Rez' Featured on AAPB Through July 11
• 40 Years | 40 Films | 40 Weeks July & August Films
• Key Findings from National Voter Survey on Federal Funding for Public Television
• Upcoming Screenings
• New! Viewer Discussion Guide: The Mayors of Shiprock
• Job Opportunities
• Film Festival Opportunities
• Training and Other Opportunities
• Funding Opportunities
• Fellowship and Internship Opportunities


Lake of Betrayal looks at the Seneca Nation’s fight to protect its sovereignty against a backdrop of a federal Indian Termination policy, pork-barrel politics, and undis