Blackfeet

What does it take for a contemporary Native family to thrive on their reservation? A portrait of individual, communal and cultural resilience of Native America as seen through the lives of three generations of a prosperous, modern-day Blackfeet family living and ranching on their Montana reservation.

On June 7, 1964, a driving rain buckled dams and flooded vehicles on the Blackfeet Reservation, sweeping crying children from mothers’ arms, and ferrying home

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Mark your calendar for the Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival, March 11-13, 2016, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The festival will showcase works by Native filmmakers. More than a dozen guest speakers involved with the showcased films also will attend.

Maya Solis-Austin (Pascua Yaqui/Blackfeet) is vice-chair of the Vision Maker Media Board of Directors. She is the Program Manager for Sundance Institute.

Gyasi Ross is of both the Blackfeet nation and the Suquamish nation, and currently lives on the Port Madison Indian Reservation.  He is a father, lawyer, filmmaker and author.  For many people living on the reservation Ross is the only lawyer they know, he said, and so he gives legal advice as best he can. Above his various vocations, Ross is most passionate about being a father to his son.

Indian Relay follows multiple teams from different tribes as they compete throughout the Indian Relay season. Many of the teams consist of families with Indian Relay roots stretching back generations. Bragging rights and money are at stake for the teams that compete in the Indian Relay circuit.

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

Click the title of the chapter to see video.

George Burdeau is a veteran director and producer, as well as a founding member of Vision Maker Media. He has won both Emmy and Peabody awards for his work and was the first Native American director in the Director’s Guild of America.

Darren Kipp was one of the founders of the non-profit arm of Blackfeet National Bank and has helped to initiate a community endowment fund designed to enhance and develop community-based programs, including a minibank program for grade school children and a

Exploring the only deadly clash between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, A Blackfeet Encounter discovers a rich Blackfeet history and culture, traces the aftermath of the expedition's arrival and investigates the challenges and triumphs of the Blackfeet people today.

Curly Bear Wagner has served as cultural director for the Blackfeet Nation, is president and founder of the Going-to-the-Sun Institute, and is great-grandson of the famous Blackfeet, Chief Red Crow.

Jack Gladstone is from the Blackfeet Indian Nation of Montana and a "storysmith." Regarded as a cultural bridge builder, he delivers programs across the nation, on American Indian history.

Jack recently was honored with the CM Russel Heritage Award, and a Native American Music Award.

2013 marks the 29th year that Jack has been sharing insight about about Montana's Indigenous people at Glacier National Park.

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