Little Big Shorts Featuring 12 Films

Vision Maker Media Annual Report 2015
Progress can be measured in many ways. Ours is measured by the amount of programming we provide and the number of telecasts aired. Each time our programs are aired they tell Native stories, helping Tribal People advance their causes through the power of digital storytelling.

In 2015, Vision Maker Media delivered 15 hours of programming that 90 percent of public television stations broadcast in more than 34,000 telecasts.

Blackfeet Flood: Beneath the Surface
The Blackfeet Flood reveals the lasting scars of the worst natural disaster in Montana history, and the powerful resiliency of a small group of Blackfeet survivors. More than a half-century after the 1964 flood, these survivors explain how the tragic flood changed their lives, their communities, and their culture.

Blackfeet Flood: Something Special
The Blackfeet Flood reveals the lasting scars of the worst natural disaster in Montana history, and the powerful resiliency of a small group of Blackfeet survivors. More than a half-century after the 1964 flood, these survivors explain how the tragic flood changed their lives, their communities, and their culture.

Ronnie BoDean
Ronnie BoDean (film star Wes Studi) is the ultimate anti-hero – hung over, streetwise and badass, with a hustler’s heart of gold. When Ronnie faces his greatest challenge yet, babysitting his jailed neighbor’s precocious kid, the results are both hilarious and life affirming.

The Weight
A deeply personal and moving reflection on how depression consumes one’s life and the journey one takes to recover.

Call and Response
A dialogue between contemporary and traditional music.

A Lacrosse Mind
Part of the four-part web film series that explores the dynamic lives of college and professional lacrosse stars Miles and Lyle Thompson. The goal of the project is to highlight these young Native American role models while offering an understanding of the balance between their cultural and professional lives. 

Gaa-Ondinang Dakwaano Makwa (How the Bear Got a Short Tail)
Elder Anna Gibbs narrates, in Anishinaabemowin, this whimsical storyabout how the bear got a short tail, an unforgettable lesson in humility and gratitude.

In the Rubbish Tin
Abandoned on her birthday morning, Pippa escapes into an imaginary world with her best friend, Chubby.

Ka Mitshelitakuess Auass (The Child Who Hammered Nails)
A fable about the consequences of our actions depicted in Chinese shadows.

Creighton University: American Indian Catholic Schools Network
The American Indian Catholic Schools Network's mission is to create a foundation of mutual leadership that encourages and supports each member school in its ministry, while strengthening our collective ability to fulfill our mission. Our shared efforts will help us promote awareness of our common goals, address common needs and challenges, leverage best practices and build trust among our members.

Indian Center: Youth Suicide Program
The Indian Center Youth Suicide Prevention Project aims to support Native American Youth and their families in seeking solutions to suicide ideation, to help Native people gain access to appropriate treatment services, and to reduce the suicide rate of youth in Lincoln, Omaha, and Scottsbluff.  The program targets Native American youth ages 10-18 through outreach, public awareness, and developing partnerships.

Visions from the Seventh Generation
Programs in Washington State develop communities and provide creative outlets for Native American youth.