I collaborated with artists Chris Pappan and Santiago X to create a short multimedia film for the Field Museum in Chicago. Chris envisioned the production, Santiago X provided the music in addition to a couple distortions of the vintage video. I edited the film and provided the majority of the still photographs. The video features Buffalo Dance by Thomas Edison. Buffalo Dance is an 1894 American 16-second black-and-white silent film shot in Edison's Black Maria studio.
Seattle, Wash.- On January 20th, 2018, hundreds of Indigenous people marched in the Women’s March to bring greater awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement. Here are my photos of the march. Featuring Loni Long and the Indigenous Sisters Resistance.
On March 17, 2017, thousands of Indigenous activists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations March to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Teams from nine districts on the Crow Reservation took part in a junior hand-game tournament that stressed the importance of each player’s clan. In addition to the Pipe, Sacred Tobacco and the Sweat Lodge, the clan system is central to the Crow way of life.“We want them (the players) to know what clan they come from … so that they can respect their clans,” said Stanley Pretty Paint, a tournament organizer, who described the hand games as “a real good tool to teach" young Crows about tradition and culture.
Dedicated to the Powwow Dancer, poetry in motion! a few years ago, after seeing Ram Truck's Farmers commercial I made a photo slideshow similar and dedicated to Native American life. It was a combination of my photography and a prayer read by Chief Dan George. Well, I wanted to take it a step further, so I asked a few friends to help me. Anne Thundercloud adapted the original Paul Harvey text, Joseph Grady narrated it, Tha Bucks drum group provided the music, and I used my powwow photos. Share it and tag the people you know!