I was recently doing some searching for Native Media groups and youth media projects. I came across Longhouse Media.
The mission of Longhouse Media is to catalyze indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change.
One of their projects is a program called Native Lens: It’s Time to Tell Our Stories.
Native Lens teaches digital filmmaking and media skills to indigenous youth as a form of self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change. We believe in Native youth telling their own stories about life, culture, and community, and understand the power of this process to change peoples’ lives. Native Lens is engaged in strong partnerships with multiple tribes and Native organizations/schools to offer on-going workshops to Native youth both on and off reservations. In addition we offer consultations and workshops for teachers, schools, and organizations interested in utilizing digital storytelling and youth media in their community.
You can check out some of their work here.
Longhouse Media is not a youth based organization but I did find it significant that they have a program aimed specifically for youth media, while also providing a resource for older media creators. The site doesn’t seem to be updates and seems inactive since 2012 so I am curious what projects they have been working on recently if any.