Entitled Celebrating Tribal Environmental Professionals (TEPs), these video portraits of Polly Edwards (Caddo Nation of Oklahoma) and Yvette Wiley (Mvskoke (Creek) Nation) emerge out of a project that aims to educate diverse audiences about the career paths, expertise, professional responsibilities, and personal commitments of TEPs.
The following video, Listening for the Rain, starts a pluricultural conversation in which some Indigenous people who live in the central United States of America discuss their observations and understandings of, as well as responses to, climate change and variability. A team of Native and non-Native researchers and media artists worked together to document these stories. Not only does Listening for the Rain illustrate some of the environmental transformations distinguishing diverse Tribal landscapes, but the video also suggests some of the proactive solutions and ideas for addressing these issues that are currently being undertaken in Indian Country.
If you would like to read further about this project, please click here.
A video OU Humanities Forum produced (because I had the pleasure of being a Humanities Forum Fellow, 2015-2016). A typical “talking head” sort of video with some illustrations.
A “digital storytelling” video I made during an OU Writing Center Workshop (January 2016). Very much a rough cut, but I kinda dig the roughness as an antidote to the more dry video above.