Comanche

Beverly Hills, California
March 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

Crying Earth Rise Up: Through those who oppose and support the expansion of uranium mining over the High Plains/Ogallala and the Arikara aquifers

The following are video chapters created to match with lesson plans outlined in the educational guide for LaDonna Harris: Indian 101.

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A Comanche from Oklahoma, LaDonna helped convince the Nixon administration to return sacred ground to the Taos Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, in 1970 founded the Americans for Indian opportunity and became a vice-presidential nominee in 1980.

Please note: The time codes referenced in the educational guide correspond to the broadcast and PBS Online Video versions of this documentary.

The last time award winning singer/songwriter Darryl Tonemah came to Lincoln, he stopped by NAPT and sat down with student assistant Ben Kreimer for an exclusive interview about his life as a successful Native Americana musician and Ph.D psychologist. 

Julianna Brannum and Stanley Nelson, producers for the Wounded Knee segment of the upcoming five-part We Shall Remain series, knew that their audience would be largely non-Native American. They also knew that educating such an audience about the pivotal events that led to the occupation of the tiny town of Wounded Knee in South Dakota would be a challenge. And even for Brannum, who is Comanche and had familiarity with the subject, she knew that all this would be a learning process.

As an emerging leader in the California Native American community, Manny Lieras has many talents and wears many hats.

A Comanche from Oklahoma, LaDonna helped convince the Nixon administration to return sacred ground to the Taos Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, in 1970 founded the Americans for Indian Opportunity and became a vice-presidential nominee in 1980.

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 is a new biopic from Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum. The film chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history.

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Rarely a day goes by where I don’t thank the forces of social networking and how it has helped my film along in many ways. I credit Facebook- without hesitation- for bringing in thousands of dollars to my fundraising campaign on Kickstarter this past June from one single email plea to my friends, family and colleagues.

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$15,0000.  That was the magic number I had come up with. My documentary, “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101” had come to a complete halt when my funds dried up and I needed to get it finished.  I estimated that I need $50k to deliver the final cut to submit to public television, but it seemed impossible to try to raise that amount in 30 days, so I decided to go for a more reasonable $15k. I saw the success my other filmmaker friends had with their fundraising campaigns on Kickstarter.com and thought I’d go for it. Here’s how it all went down…

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 is a new biopic from Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum. The film chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history. 

 
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