Gifts Given May 26 Make a BIG Impact

On this special day, your donation qualifies for matching funds. Support Vision Maker Media and the work we do. Our film festival held in Lincoln, Nebraska, not only serves our local community, but it also helps bring key films to the Midwest and gives filmmakers a chance to interact with our community. 

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Please donate on May 26. Funds will be matched by the Lincoln Community Foundation. Your support helps us continue to be at the forefront of sharing Native stories through education and community involvement.
Our May Home DVD Specials

Conversation Between Generations
Across the Creek
26 minutes

Broken by the legacy of colonialism, Lakota Tribes struggle for restoration, healing and rebuilding. 

Across the Creek is a conversation between the elder and younger generations about reclaiming their stories and culture. By looking at traditional family structure, spirituality, language and values, they hope to build a vision for the future.  

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National Foster Care Month
A Family's Strong Bond
First Circle
72 minutes
For any parent, the thought of having a child taken away is a horrific notion. Yet, all across America, children whose families can no longer provide the proper support are being put into foster care.
 
First Circle examines how life-long battles with drug and alcohol addiction have left families struggling to heal and change their ways while administrators are also working for change. A deeply touching story of adolescence, responsibility and the strength of a family's bond among the isolated western landscape that is responsible for both the manufacturing of and liberation from addiction.  

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Kentucky Derby/Equestrian
Horses Provide Strong Connections
Horse Tribe
57 minutes
Legendary as one of America's greatest horse tribes, the 21st century Nez Perce decided to bring horses back to their land and lives with the unlikely help of a charismatic Navajo horseman, Rudy Shebala. In the film Horse Tribe, his mentorship guides at-risk teenagers toward the strong medicine of horses, and his equine skills bring historic Nez Perce horse culture to modern renown. But his personal demons imperil both accomplishments. 

It's an epic story about the connection of human to animal, history to life, individuals to community, grief to resolve, and values to action.  

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Gentling Wild Horses
Silent Thunder
27 minutes

Silent Thunder is a heartwarming story of Stanford Addison: a Native American Elder, Spiritual Leader, Horse Tamer, and Quadriplegic. Through his unique method of gentling wild horses, Stanford delivers an inspiring and timely message of universal peace and cultural tolerance by sharing the experiences of his own life.  

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Chief Standing Bear - 
Ponca Trail of Tears (May 16-July 9, 1877)
Honoring a Dying Son's Last Wish
Standing Bear's Footsteps
57 minutes
In 1877, the Ponca people were exiled from their Nebraska homeland to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. To honor his dying son's last wish to be buried in his homeland, Chief Standing Bear set off on a grueling, 600-mile journey home. Captured en-route, Standing Bear sued a famous U.S. army general for his freedom--choosing to fight injustice not with weapons, but with words. The Chief stood before the court to prove that an Indian was a person under the law. The story quickly made newspaper headlines--attracting powerful allies, as well as enemies.
 
Standing Bear's Footsteps is a high-definition documentary that weaves interviews, re-creations and present-day scenes to tell a story about human rights--one that resonates powerfully in the present. "I am a man," Chief Standing Bear said at his trial. "The same God made us both."  

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Meaning of Home Curriculum

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WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

* Help others learn about Native American issues
* Share the power of storytelling
* Inform others about a new subject
* Find like-minded people who share your interests
* Potentially change many lives
* Meet new people and make new connections
* Reach out to local non-profit partners
* Meet local "experts" who could be on a panel or lead discussion afterward
* Provide local press with an opportunity to cover your event/organization/cause

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