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Three new films offer diverse views of Native life

Two Native sisters venture out of their Native community to chase their dreams, only to run head on into the threats of urban life in the new film, The Heart Stays. The Native-made drama is produced by a Native multi-arts organization and features a Native cast including Nathalie Standingcloud, Jon Proudstar, and Irene Bedard.

Another film by Spirit Lake Dakota artist Marlena Myles is her own account of creating an augmented reality installation in St. Paul, Minnesota, It's called Realms of Resilience.

And Bad River documents a Wisconsin tribe's struggle with efforts to build an oil pipeline through their reservation. It focuses on the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians.


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