Syd Beane

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Syd Beane

Syd Beane (Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe) is an educator, community organizer, and documentary filmmaker. His great-grandfather was Rev. John Eastman, the older brother and mentor of Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa). Syd served as Project Manager of The Dakota Land Study in Minnesota Before 1862 Research/Book Project which was completed with the publishing of the book Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota. This book was awarded the Minnesota History Book of the year for 2012. He was writer and co-producer of the documentary film Native Nations: Standing Together for Civil Rights shown nationally on ABC, NBC, and the Hallmark Channel. He is Executive Producer/Co-Producer of Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian.

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Filmmaker
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

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