Red Power Energy

57 min | Feature Documentary | Lisa D. Olken & Larry Pourier

Red Power Energy is a provocative film told from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s complex energy debate. From tribes mining coal, drilling oil and fracking natural gas to a coalition of tribes and individuals building sustainable wind farms and small scale residential solar, an engrossing story emerges that showcases America’s Indigenous population reclaiming their right of self-determination.

Release: October 31, 2016

Expiration: October 31, 2024

Distributor: APT


Rights: Renewed – Unlimited Use over four (4) Years. Including Simulcast, 1 Year

School Rerecord, Noncommercial Cable rights. Linear Live Streaming

Lisa D. Olken

Director/Writer/Editor/Executive Producer
A former Executive Producer at Rocky Mountain Public Media, Olken is the Director of Content at PBS Utah where she creates, develops, and directs new, original programming for local and national distribution featuring diverse voices and lived experiences. Olken is the recipient of 30 regional Emmy awards, 15 national awards and 2 international awards. She toured the Rocky Mountain Public Media/Vision Maker Media film, ‘Urban Rez’ with the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase.

Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota)

Larry T. Pourier has worked in the film, music, and theater industry for over 25 years. His film credits include: Imprint, Skins, Good Meat, Spiral of Fire, and Stone Child. We Shall Remain (PBS), New World (Feature), Dreamkeeper (ABC), Skinwalkers (PBS), Lewis & Clark (IMAX), The Witness (IMAX), Crazy Horse (TNT), Lakota Woman (TNT), Buffalo Soldiers (TNT), Tecumseh (TNT), and Doe Boy (Indie). His latest achievement was to help develop and produce an ongoing Native American public history program for historical Colonial Williamsburg, the first in their history.

Charles “Boots” Kennedye (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)

Director of Photography
CHARLES "BOOTS" KENNEDYE is a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and for the last ten years a documentary producer for the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority. Kennedye has headed many of the major projects produced by OETA including a 100-part Oklahoma story collective Centennial Stories, winning his first of five Heartland Emmy Awards.

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.


Project 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.