Growing Native

Vision Maker Media says goodbye to Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee-Creek), who has been a project coordinator with Vision Maker Media since 2011. In this role, he coordinated educational resources for the organization and served as associate producer for the highly anticipated upcoming series "Growing Native," hosted by Chris Eyre.

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Pueblos created their communities around the activity of farming. The soils in Pueblo territory were variable as was the availability of water.

Gregory Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico.

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I've attended many ceremonies and community gatherings throughout Indian Country over the years. It doesn't matter what kind of gathering it is, for celebration, healing or saying good-bye to a loved one, there are similarities among them. Everyone pitches in to make them a success, there is the love and sense of community felt by those who attend, and there is food--A LOT of it.  

Pam Belgarde has worked in Native media for over 30 years. She has produced programs for broadcast as well as projects for use in Native communities such as the award-winning Rez-Robics for Couch-Potato Skins.

Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C.-ADM, C.D.E., is director of diabetes education and care with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, especial

As a multi-ethnic, multi-tribal person, I was raised on a reservation not my own (Mescalero) and in an environment (SW mountians & desert) that is a far cry from my tribal ancestoral environment (Great Lakes).

Mark Trahant is the 20th Atwood Chair at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is a journalist, speaker and Twitter poet and is a member of The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Mica Valdez is a poet, editor, visual artist and curator.

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Food is my final addiction frontier. Unlike alcohol, drugs and smoking, however, it is a stubborn presence that will remain a part of life forever.

Cheyenne/Arapaho filmmaker Chris Eyre is synonymous with Native film. His work includes feature films like Skins and Smoke Signals. He recently directed the film Hide Away featuring Josh Lucas and James Cromwell.

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