Meet the new Vision Makers for May 2024!

Vision Maker Media has been dedicated to engaging and empowering Native people to share their stories since 1976.

Through our Public Media Fund, we support Native American and Alaska Native storytellers and we are excited to announce the awardees for May 2024! By funding Native filmmakers, we provide a platform for impactful stories of their cultures, experiences, and perspectives to be shared with the world for generations to come. Through partnerships with numerous public television distributors, Vision Maker Media content reaches over more than 300 million Americans annually. Our films have been showcased on acclaimed programs such as Independent Lens, POV, America ReFramed, and American Masters. Over the years, Vision Maker Media producers have earned several accolades in the broadcast television industry.

We envision a world changed and healed by Native stories and the public conversations they generate. We are excited to share the Vision Makers for May 2024!


A documentary series that explores Indigenous wisdom and time-tested strategies from various culture-bearers to reflect on lessons learned and how the public can spur progress.

Filmmaker: Khalil Hudson (Tlingit)


Original Lakota speakers work to preserve the Lakota language and culture.

Filmmaker: Bryant High Horse, Jr. (Sicangu Lakota)


A heartwarming story about a St. Lawrence Yupik teen who rebuilds his identity after a series of cruel online attacks from animal rights activists.

Filmmaker: Peter Chelkowski

Our Mission And Vision

Vision Maker Media’s mission is empowering and engaging Native people to share stories.

We envision a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate.