Since January 2005, the mission of Longhouse Media has been to catalyze indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change. They have served 2,700 students and made 360 films over the past ten years.
For the past ten years, Longhouse media based in Seattle, WA has been working with Native and Indigenous communities to “nurture the expression and development of Native artists, drawing from traditional and modern forms of storytelling, cultural identity, teaching and inquiry, based in the technologies of today.”
In particular, Longhouse media has focused on bringing in youth voices under the belief “that young people are the next generation of storytellers and educators.”
Longhouse media has compiled a 10-year retrospective that includes films made by Muckleshoot and Swinomish youth, and the shorts Unreserved: The Work of Louie Gong, How Chipmunk Got its Stripes by Tulalip Heritage high school, Samish Canoe Family, The Voice of Snoqualmie Falls and a short from their Superfly film making summer program