How you can support Vision Maker Media this Giving Tuesday

Empower Native Communities
#GiveNative on November 28

As Giving Tuesday approaches on November 28, 2023, we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact in our community by supporting Native-led organizations, like Vision Maker Media. This year, please remember the importance of giving back and empowering Native communities through our generosity. Native-led nonprofits play a crucial role in addressing the unique challenges faced by Native communities and in preserving and promoting Native culture and stories. Vision Maker Media empowers Native people to share their stories and educate the next generation of Native youth.

Amplifying the Native Voice

Vision Maker Media is dedicated to amplifying the Native voice. We provide a platform for Native filmmakers and students to learn the art of storytelling, enabling them to share their experiences, culture, and perspectives. Through Vision Maker Media’s work, these stories find their way to film festivals, public television and public programs, reaching audiences far and wide.

Why #GiveNative?

When we support Native-led organizations like Vision Maker Media, we are taking a meaningful step toward addressing the issues that Native communities face. Native-led nonprofits have an intimate understanding of these communities, their strengths, and the best ways to provide assistance. By supporting them, we ensure that resources and efforts are channeled effectively to make a real difference. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, can have a significant impact. It helps expand the number of Native filmmakers and students learning to tell Native stories. These stories, with their unique perspectives and cultural richness, deserve to be heard and celebrated. By sharing these narratives on public and social media, we can help break down stereotypes, foster understanding, and contribute to the empowerment of Native communities.

How You Can Help on Giving Tuesday

On November 28th, 2023, we encourage you to participate in Giving Tuesday by supporting Vision Maker Media. This Giving Tuesday, let’s remember to #GiveNative and ensure that Native voices are heard, celebrated, and empowered. Together, we can contribute to a brighter future for Native communities and a more inclusive and understanding world for all.

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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.


Program Coordinator

(Hataža Mani Winga)​

"Cinema Aficionado"

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.