The four-part short film series, The Medicine Game: Four Brothers, One Dream, is a sequel to the original feature length film released in 2014, which focused on older br

Gary Farmer is of the Cayuga nation and Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy. He co-starred in the Native films "Pow-wow Highway" and "Smoke Signals". He also co-starred with Johnny Depp in the independent film "Dead Man". Gary is also musically-inclined and formed a blues band called "Gary Farmer and the TroubleMakers".

The following are video chapters created to match with lesson plans outlined in the educational guide for Sousa on the Rez.

Click the title of the chapter to see video.

“Having grown up only an hour away from the Onondaga Nation, I was always fascinated by the rumors I heard of what life was like there—tales of a lawless territory unsafe for outsiders. I had to see what life was really like on the Nation, not only to open my own eyes, but hopefully many others as ignorant as myself. I was introduced to the Thompson family and was mesmerized by their story, their personalities, and their openness to a complete stranger from California with a video camera.

Coquitlam Adanacs Lacrosse, April 9, 2010

Lacrosse Playground, August 19, 2010

Lacrosse Allstars, August 19, 2010

Indian Country Today Media Network, May 12, 2012

Green Bay Film Festival 2013, March 5, 2013

Michelle Danforth (Oneida)
"For me, it was about creating something that my son and his friends would want to watch. Lacrosse is so important to many Native people, so sharing a small piece of it is equally exciting. When I first started, all I knew was that my husband had played lacrosse long ago, but the more I have learned, the more fascinated I am to learn even more."

Patty Loew (Ojibwe)

Jennifer is Oneida and Lakota. She was raised mostly in Wisconsin close to her Oneida culture. Jennifer's Oneida name is Wakoshi.yo and it translates to "a bird with colorful feathers," or "peacock." She participated in the traditional Oneida naming ceremony and was given her name from her grandmother. Jennifer incorporated her Oneida name in her artwork and named her website after it.

When you think of Native American music, do marching bands, trumpets, clarinets and flutes come to mind? If not, Cathleen O’Connell has a story for you.

In her latest documentary, Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum, O’Connell uncovers a musical tradition that has largely been forgotten in America--the Native American marching band.

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