In the summer of 2023, after getting into trouble with tribal law enforcement, Kansas Rios arrives at the park ranger’s office in Nez Perce Reservation, Idaho to fulfill 3 months of community service. The Chief Park Ranger Mrs. Spotted Eagle informs Kansas about a position at a remote fire lookout that would require him to stay there for 3 weeks–day and night–and of course respect all tribal cultural protocols. She warns him that no one has been in that watchtower since the last lookout died under mysterious circumstances. Skeptical and looking to get out of the tribal community service as quickly as possible, Kansas accepts the position.
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.
Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.