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Native American Actor Zahn McClarnon (Standing Rock Sioux) shares his stories on why graduating high school is very important.

Film Writer and Director, Tim Ramos (California Pomo) shares his stories on why graduating high school is very important.

Aboriginal Fashion Designer, Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dene/ Cree) shares her stories on why graduating high school is very important.

Native American media artists Chris Eyre, Cody Blackbird, and more share their stories on why graduating from high school is so important.

Watch a panel, hosted by Calvert Collins, on Helping Native Americans Graduate, part of the American Graduate initiative.

A project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting made possible in part by a grant from the Gates Foundation, American Graduate in New Mexico seeks to iden

Native American Music Award recipient Cody Blackbird (Eastern Band Cherokee/Dakota) shares his stories on why graduating high school is very important.

Native American film Director Chris Eyre (Cheyenne Arapaho) shares his stories on why graduating high school is very important.

Participants from the Longhouse Media animation class talk about their experiences with the arts and the importance of implementing animation into their educa

Patty Loew wants to change the role of Native Americans in the media.

Loew, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, spent 12 years as a co-anchor for ABC in Madison, Wis. She feels that it is important for Natives to be involved in both local and mainstream media.

“Radio and television are really culturally compatible with who we are as Native people,” said Loew.

“To be able to blend sound and picture, and be able to tell stories in the oral tradition, I think is just really in sync with who we are.”

George Burdeau doesn’t just make films; he makes films with a purpose. For over 40 years Burdeau has been creating films that portray Native American life from a realistic point of view. These films have improved awareness and knowledge of true Native culture.

Burdeau got his start while studying to be a painter at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was during this time he noticed a disturbing trend in Native American films.

Beverly Morris has dedicated much of her 18 years of broadcasting to developing young media makers as the project director of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ summer television and film workshop in Santa Fe, NM.

During the project’s first three years it has extended opportunities to many young broadcasters they otherwise would never have had.

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