Ericha was one of four emerging Native filmmakers who received film production training from producer Larry Johnson and Mentor Tiyana Casey during Wisdom’s Native Climate Film Academy earlier this year. Special thanks to Rupert Ayton, Vice President at Native Arts and Cultures Foundation for entering Ericha’s film into the competition.
This project provided advance training to four emerging Native filmmakers. Their final productions were presented by Don Sampson from ATNI at the 2nd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change which was held on September 13 & 14th in Tulalip, Washington. When we asked one of the interns, Meadow Wheaton (Nez Perce) about her decision to become an emerging Native filmmaker, she explained her motivation. “My great grandmother is a traditional gatherer of the camas root, but due to changes in the climate the food source is becoming difficult to find.”