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Martin Busch, the founder of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting system, died April 14 at the age of 89 at his home in Atchison, Kan. Busch was instrumental in the establishment of Vision Maker Media 35 years ago. Busch served as executive director...
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Congratulations to Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee) for his film "Tribal Journeys of the Pacific Northwest" for being selected to screen at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues May 16- 27, 2011 in New York. The United Nations...
A Year in Mooring is the latest film from Native director (and Vision Maker Media board member) Chris Eyre. The film had its world premiere at the recent South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, with both the director, and star/producer...
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Sitting in the cafe of The Magnolia hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, this morning, a slice of gratitude shined on me. I was chewing on my strawberry cream cheese bagel—completely off my diet—reading a poem. It dawned on me that I am where I was...
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The Board of Directors at Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) announced today that Patricia Boero, Executive Director since 2007, has decided to resign, effective March 8, 2011. In her resignation letter, Ms. Boero stated she has enjoyed working at LPB...
A federal judge has approved the $3.4 billion Cobell v. Salazar settlement, sparking a nationwide search for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans whose names have been lost by the government. Two weeks after President Obama signed the...
A grassroots Native organization that recruits and supports Indian candidates is closing its doors after failing to gain sponsors. INDN’s List began in 2005 as a way to get more Indian candidates elected throughout the country. President Kalyn Free...
President Barack Obama announced Thursday at the White House Tribal Nations Conference that his administration will support the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The announcement removes the United States as the only remaining...
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This weekend (Sat. Nov 20) in LA, niche marketing guru Peter Broderick and tech author Scott Kirshner will bring their social media crash-course, Distribution U: Version 2.0 , to LA. I attended their NYC event last weekend. And, despite the day-long...
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), located at 83 AvanNu Po, Santa Fe, is going a step farther to introduce new technology to their students and the surrounding community. In a press release from IAIA it was announced that the Institute,...
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A school in the San Francisco Bay area with roots to a historical occupation and a graduation activity that involves 3-year old students beading their own graduation belts may soon close its doors. Students, alumni, parents, staff and community...
The Indigenous Language Institute is doing all it can to combat the extinction of indigenous languages, a vital part of Native people’s identity. Native American stories, history and prayers are all passed down orally. But Native American languages...
The National Congress of American Indians voted Wednesday to approve a resolution calling for immediate passage of the Cobell v. Salazar settlement by Congress. NCAI’s resolution did not call for supporting a controversial amendment to the...
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Vision Maker Media joins our colleagues around the world in mourning the loss of renowned Maori filmmaker and festival patron Merata Mita, of Ngati Pikiao and Ngai Te Rangi. Merata was recognized as a key figure in the history of Indigenous...

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