Dedicated to Our Mission

Vision Maker Media’s mission is empowering and engaging Native people to share stories.
We envision a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate.

What We Do

The Premier source of public media by and about Native Americans for 46 years

Vision Maker Media works with VMM funded producers to develop, produce and distribute programs for all public media. We support training to increase the number of Native Americans and Alaska Natives producing public broadcasting programs. A key strategy for this work is in partnerships with Tribal nations and Native organizations and  communities.

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We bring Indigenous storytelling to your home through community-based digital events, social media feeds and online film programs.

Nurturing Youth

We nurture the next generation of storytellers through partnerships with sustainable Native youth media training programs.

Mentorship & Funding

We provide Native filmmakers with professional workshops, funding, internships and mentorship programs.


We help educators effectively cover present-day and historical Native topics through free viewer discussion guides.

Who watches Native Media?

Vision Maker Media fans and media consumers spread vastly across the United States and even worldwide, reaching younger and older audiences alike. Unique Native American tribes, cultures, histories and stories can be found everywhere and can be enjoyed by all age groups.

2021-2022 audience geography

VMM Audience 2021-2022 Map of the United States. Image courtesy of Google Analytics.

News & Updates

What's New

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Learn why Native representation in the media is vitally important.

Vision Maker Media is led by a passionate team dedicated to the Native narrative.

See the positive impact we’re making for our filmmakers in your community.