Across the Creek

Across the Creek


Broken by the legacy of colonialism, Lakota Tribes struggle for restoration, healing and rebuilding. This film is a conversation between the elder and younger generations about reclaiming their stories and culture. By looking at traditional family structure, spirituality, language and values, they hope to build a vision for the future.

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Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion Guide; Educational Guide; PBS LearningMedia
Program Length:
26 Minutes
Director and Producer: Jonny Cournoyer (Rosebud Sioux); Editors: Christian Glawe and Jonny Cournoyer; Production Manager: Michael Garvey; Production Consultant: David Cournoyer (Rosebud Sioux)
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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.