Vision Maker Media is proud to announce Alison Lotto as its newest staff member. Lotto has accepted the position of archives specialist for Vision Maker Media.

Across the Creek, is a new 30-minute documentary from director/producer Jonny Cournoyer (Rosebud Sioux).
* Now Hiring Development Coordinator
* Congratulations to Injunuity
* Congratulations to Warrior Women
* Congratulations to The Medicine Game & Urban Rez
* Funding, Job, Film Festival and Training Opportunities
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973).

Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork provides a rare opportunity to experience Plateau culture through the eyes and hearts of the artists themselves.

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Besides the wonderful networking, reconnecting with media friends and In-N-Out Burger stop, the 2014 National Native Media Conference in Santa Clara, California, was a great place to recharge my media batteries. This year’s conference was hosted by Native American Journalist Association (NAJA), Vision Maker Media, and Native Public Media the premier national media organizations out there. 

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Many years ago I held the distinct title of Photo Editor for our college newspaper, The Dakota Student at the University of North Dakota. That was the last time I was into the journalistic side of me. I decided then that journalism is not what tickled my fancy. Fast forward 20 years and here I am at the 2014 National Native Media Conference where my documentary Neon Buffalo was getting an award from Vision Maker Media. The culmination of six years of work for me and my producers.

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I’m running late. The training workshop for Vision Maker Media (VMM) filmmakers starts in 20 minutes but here I am, sitting in traffic on the 880, staring at the Tesla Motors factory next to the freeway. The clock on the dash is ten minutes fast (one of those tricks that is supposed to fool you into being on time) but it looks like I’m going be late anyway. Indian time.




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