We Shall Remain (American Experience)

Samels has been instrumental in bringing American Experience recognition as a leading presenter of world-class films to a wide audience through broadcast on PBS.

Makepeace has been making award-winning films centering on cross-cultural themes for twenty-five years. Her most recent work, Rain in a Dry Land, premiered on PBS’s P.O.V. in 2007, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008.

Nelson, recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, is executive producer of Firelight Media, creating public television documentaries on history and contemporary social issues.

Sarah Colt is an independent documentary filmmaker who has been working in public television for sixteen years.  She is currently directing and producing Henry Ford and the American Dream for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

Ric Burns is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his eight-part, seventeen and a half hour series, New York: A Documentary Film, which premiered nationally on PBS to wide public and critical acclaim when broadca

An independent producer for Rising Voices: Hótȟaŋiŋpi, Jennifer (Edwards) Weston is Hunkpapa Lakota and grew up on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on the North/South Dakota border.

Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) grew up in Arizona, living in White River on the Fort Apache Reservation and later in Window Rock on the Navajo Reservation. As a teenager, Craig began making skateboarding videos of himself and his friends.

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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Even though nearly all of 1973 America knew of the occupation of the little village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation and came to know of the atrocious conditions under which many of the Lakota people lived out their lives, time has faded memories.

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Should tribes like the Shoshone and Arapaho attempt to bring back beautiful ancestral objects—drums, pipes, eagle wing fans, medicine bags, weapons, and ceremonial attire that ar