A conversation with a longtime supporter

Sharie’s Story

For over 44 years Vision Maker Media has empowered and engaged Native people to share stories. However, our mission would not be possible without the donations from our supporters. Since 2015, Sharie has been one of those supporters. “I only donate to causes that I truly believe in,” Sharie said.

Sharie found Vision Maker Media after sponsoring a Lakota family for two years. Inspired by her experience, Sharie looked for other Native organizations she could support when she was drawn to Native filmmaking. She loves to support Vision Maker Media’s films and filmmakers because of the cultural diversity they provide and enjoys that the films are about a wide variety of topics. She believes the stories are powerful and educational, and her hope is that they will enlighten the world with how we are all connected.

The Blackfeet Flood Promo photo
Photo by "The Blackfeet Flood"

“We are all brothers. We are all sisters. We are all related,” she said.

When she was young, she was told she had Choctaw blood. Since then, she’s felt drawn to the land and preserving it. To this day, she remains committed to helping the environment and Native Americans share their stories.

“I am proud to be a supporter of your group,” Sharie said.

We are so thankful that Sharie is a part of our commUNITY. By donating to Vision Maker Media, she is actively working to create a better future. Her contribution directly helps to support the artists and ensure that Vision Maker Media will always be able to share stories–stories where Native American filmmakers and storytellers can tell their history and lead a public conversation from the Native point-of-view.

Your contribution can count too. Donate today!

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.