Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

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A deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, though they were born more than 100 years apart.

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Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion Guide
Program Length: 57 minutes
Executive Producer: Syd Beane (Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe)
Co-Producer/Director: Jesse Heinzen
Co-Producer/Writer: Julianna Olsen
Production Company: Dakota Eastman Productions
Public Broadcast Release: June 2018



Walt Pourier

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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.