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
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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.

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Five Vision Maker Media Films Streaming Free in November on PBS

Watch these films during November, just click on the link to watch.


• Veterans' Day Special - Free viewings: Nov. 9-12 on VMM's YouTube Channel
• Native Documentaries on Special for November
• Filmmaker Challenges: Importance of Protecting Creativity
• Celebrating 50 Years of Public Broadcasting
• Filmmaker Opportunities
• Upcoming Film Screenings
•To Edit or Not to Edit Your Own FIlms: Wat's Your Choice?
• Find Us On the Road