Across the Creek

The following are video chapters created to match with lesson plans outlined in the educational guide for Across the Creek.

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The film Across the Creek is the story of the Lakota tribe in South Dakota, and their struggle to reclaim their culture through language, dance, working with the land, and participating in cultural activities.

David is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who has more than a decade of experience in television journalism, video production and communications.

Michael is an accomplished actor who has appeared in numerous films and television including Men In Black II, Bruce Almighty, Star Trek: Enterprise, ER, JAG and more as well as the 2009 Broadway production of Superior Donuts at the Music Box Theatre

During a career spanning more than 20 years in television and film, Christian has edited and/or designed projects for New Line Cinema, NBC/Universal, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, OWN, Lifetime Television, WB Network, G4 Television, TV Guide Network, an

Jonny Cournoyer is a multi-disciplinary artist with a primary focus on moving and still imagery.

Broken by the legacy of colonialism, Lakota Tribes struggle for restoration, healing and rebuilding. This film is a conversation between the elder and younger generations about reclaiming their stories and culture. By looking at traditional family structure, spirituality, language and values, they hope to build a vision for the future.

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The Native World has a way of calling. And it’s usually unexpected…1996. St. Petersburg, Florida. My mother’s passing gave me the very unlikely job title of “Owner, Native American Art Gallery.” This wasn’t supposed to happen. I was newly married, had a promising TV career underway in Chicago, and the Native World (and the art business) was the furthest thing from my mind. But, something (someone?) told me that this was my path…

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Eleven production contracts from Vision Maker Media have been approved for the delivery of documentary and new media projects to the Public Broadcasting System. “The purpose of this funding is to increase the diversity of voices available to PBS viewers,” says Vision Maker Media Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve (Rosebud Sioux). “We encourage Native Americans to take on significant creative leadership roles, such as director, producer and editor. We want Native voices to have creative control, and not just in an advisory capacity.”
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