Growing Native Series

Growing Native Series


Growing Native is a four-part series focusing on reclaiming traditional knowledge and food ways to address critical issues of health and wellness, the environment and human rights. Growing Native focuses on Tribes, stories and events from four geographic regions, including Alaska, Oklahoma, Northwest and Great Lakes. Across the country, Native people are regaining health and strength through the recovery and revitalization of traditional knowledge systems of land, language, traditional arts and health.

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Educational Resource: Electronic Press Kit
Program Length:
228 minutes
Production Staff: Shirley Kay Sneve (Sicangu Lakota), Executive Producer; Chris Eyre (Cheyenne & Arapaho), Executive Producer & Host; Moses Brings Plenty (Oglala Lakota), Host; Stacey Thunder (Red Lake & Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa) Host; Charles “Boots” Kennedy (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma), Director/Producer; Brandon Verzal & Pam Belgarde (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Producers; Tyler “Blue” Tarpalechee (Muskogee Creek), Associate Producer
Production Company: Vision Maker Media
Public Broadcast Release: November 2018



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.