My Louisiana Love follows a young Native American woman, Monique Verdin, as she returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. But soon she sees that her people’s traditional way of life- fishing , trapping, and hunting in these fragile wetlands – is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. The documentary shows Monique’s turn to activism after Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. A personal reflection on the complex and uneven relationship between the oil industry and the indigenous community of the Mississippi Delta, it is both unique and frighteningly familiar.
Release: April 2012
Expiration: July 1, 2021
Distributor: America ReFramed
Rights: Unlimited releases over two (2) years beginning 7/1/2019;
SCH/1YR (for K‐12); and non‐commercial cable rights
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.