Day will create a documentary about the rich cultural history of moccasin games played by the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes of Minnesota. She will hold public screenings of the film at reservation schools and community centers.
ACHF Arts Access
I will create a feature-length documentary film and a website examining the rich history of moccasin games played by the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes in Minnesota. This will be my first time leading the charge into a feature-length documentary. The finished documentary and website will prove the success of my artistic development and building of professional business skills. 2: I will be collaborating with four other Native American artists who live and work in Minnesota. I will be working closely with Gabriel Siert (Dakota/Ottawa), Pamela Johns (Ojibwe), Vince Moniz (Mandan Hadatsa Rikara/Lakota) and using Buffalo Nickel Creative, a Native owned and operated website development company.
The documentary was not completed in its entirety due to personnel changes. Cultural practices prevented me from making connections into the male driven moccasin game society in order to film game play. 2: I worked with 5 Native American artists during this granting period.