By Catherine Griwkowsky
Smoke Signals director Chris Eyre took home awards at the Sundance Film Festival, while Edge of America won a Director’s Guild of America Award.
In addition to television, Eyre has directed Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Friday Night Lights and Mystery.
“As a Native, I’d rather be immortalized in a park than in a museum,” Eyre said.
Documentary producer Dr. Allen Benson is the CEO of both Native Counselling Services of Alberta and Bearpaw Media Productions.
The pair join actor Tantoo Cardinal and filmmakers Gil Cardinal and Gordon Tootoosis.