Chickasaw

From Tohatchi, New Mexico, on the Navajo Reservation, Ramona Emerson (Diné) is a filmmaker who received her degree in Media Arts from the University of New Mexico in 1997 and has worked as a professional videographer, writer, and editor. Over her thirteen-year career, Emerson has received support from the State of New Mexico, National Geographic, Sundance Institute, and the Ford Foundation.

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Impichchaachaaha’ is a Chicksaw name that translates to “High Corn Crib” in English, it describes an elevated crib used to house the family’s corn. Tate is very proud of his Chickasaw heritage and includes the family name in his works.

Chad Burris produced the award-winning films Goodnight Irene by writer/director Sterlin Harjo which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Berlin, Tribeca, Los Angeles Film Festival, Aspen Short Fest and many other notable festivals around the world and Fou

Kelly Byars is a member of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Oklahoma. He moved to New Mexico in 1983 and attended the Institute of American Indian Arts where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in Three-Dimensional Art.

Kurt Gwartney speaks with Native Oklahoma voters.

 
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Filmmakers


• Four Films on Special to Mark June Events
• 'Navajo Code Talkers' Featured on AAPB Through June 12
• Native American Perspectives on Law Enforcement
• 40 Years | 40 Films | 40 Weeks | June Films
• Upcoming Screenings
• New! Viewer Discussion Guide: We Breathe Again
• Two New Films Screen Together on the Navajo Documentary Film Tour
• Job Opportunities
• Film Festival Opportunities
• Training and Other Opportunities
• Funding Opportunities
• Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

Educators

Lake of Betrayal looks at the Seneca Nation’s fight to protect its sovereignty against a backdrop of a federal Indian Termination policy, pork-barrel politics, and undis