In 1990, November was officially recognized as National American Indian Heritage Month. The years since have proven to be both a political and artistic resurgence for Native Peoples.
The Native American and Indigenous program became a formal addition to Sundance Institute in 1994, and as we reflect on the last 25 years of honoring Native American Heritage Month, we also want to recognize the contributions of Native filmmakers supported by the Native American and Indigenous program.
Smoke Signals(above) Directed by Chris Eyre 1995 Directors Lab 1998 Sundance Film Festival
Trudell Directed by Heather Rae 2005 Sundance Film Festival
On the Ice Directed by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean 2009 Directors Lab 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Grab Directed by Billy Luther 2011 Sundance Film Festival