Montana is home to twelve sovereign tribes organized into one state-recognized, and seven federally recognized nations, and a large urban American Indian population. Tribal histories and contemporary cultures have shaped and are shaping the social landscape of Montana. (TPI)
78,000 people of American Indian heritage, or 6.5% the total population (www.opi.mt.gov, 2019), currently reside in the state of Montana. Humanities Montana has been proud to fund programs and projects over the years that bring the original voices of the state into classrooms and libraries, and into film and media.
This month, we are highlighting Native American stories on the big screen.