May 24, 2009

Student film on Northern Cheyenne

Tribal values held dear

Student's film looks at past, future of Northern CheyenneIn some ways, life for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe seems as bleak as the landscape captured in Leo Killsback's film "The Chiefs' Prophecy, Survival of the Northern Cheyenne Nation."

Drugs and alcohol are ongoing problems on the southeastern Montana reservation. Unemployment and poverty ensnare people who can't seem to break the cycle.

And the tribe has strayed far from its roots, said tribal members interviewed in the film by Killsback, a Northern Cheyenne and a doctoral student at the University of Arizona. But the American Indian studies major also gives reason for hope, if the tribe returns to the old values early tribal leaders held dear.
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