Apply Today to the Public Media Content Fund
It's only a week until our March 18 deadline for Public Media Content Fund applications. Vision Maker Media invites proposals for programs intended for Public Television that represent the experiences, values, and cultures of American Indians and Alaska Natives. For guidelines and a link to the online application, please visit

Students, Get Behind the Camera!
Vision Maker Media is looking to partner American Indian and Alaska Native college students with Public Television stations to offer multiple summer or fall internships.

Thank you to all the Public Television stations that have applied.

Students interested in applying for this internship opportunity must apply online at by Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Crying Earth Rise Up Examines the Human Cost of Contaminated Water & the Fight to Prevent the Expansion of Uranium Mines
Crying Earth Rise Up, a one-hour documentary premiering this April on Public Television, is a community-engagement project addressing the impact that modern uranium extraction has on the land, water, and communities. 

Produced and directed by Suree Towfighnia of Prairie Dust Films with consulting producer Debra White Plume (Oglala Lakota), the name of the documentary comes from a belief of the Lakota that Mother Earth needs to be cared for through good stewardship of the land and caring for its natural resources.

Distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association on April 4.

The Medicine Game Traces the Challenges & Triumphs of North America's Top Lacrosse Players from the Onondaga Nation
Coming Soon to More Public Television Stations
Tucked away in central New York State is the Onondaga Nation, a sovereign Native American community known to produce some of the top lacrosse players in the world. Yet, the fear of leaving their community, substance abuse, and poverty have kept far too many of these players from venturing off the "Rez" and into collegiate or professional ranks.

Distributed by American Public Television on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Producer Profile: The Medicine Game
Filmmaker Lukas Korver teamed up with Jason Halpin on their documentary debut, The Medicine Game. The Medicine Game follows two young brothers from the Onondaga Nation, who dream of playing lacrosse for Syracuse University. The Medicine Game was the most watched video on the day it was released on PBS Video. Georgiana Lee, the Assistant Director of Vision Maker Media, spoke with Korver and Halpin as well as one of the brothers, Jerome (Hiana) Thompson.


Vision Maker Media Receives Major Funding from the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)


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