Yes But Why ep 164 Fox RedSky champions Native American stories in her first feature film, Keep the Fire Lit: Lost Tribes of Texas.
This week’s Yes But Why episode features Lipan Apache, veteran, filmmaker and activist, Fox RedSky.
Fox RedSky is a social justice warrior with a focus on reviving Native American language, history, and culture. Amy met Fox at the Transform Film Fest where Fox spoke on a panel about her first feature film, “Keep the Fire Lit: Lost Tribes of Texas.” After 3 and half years traveling all over Texas and parts of Mexico (and even making a trip to Standing Rock, North Dakota with her at-the-time 2 year old daughter in tow), Fox is ready to share her heartfelt documentary with the world.
In this interview, Fox shares the tumultuous stories of her upbringing as well as the recent successes she has had promoting and showing her movie. “Keep the Fire Lit” recently won the award for Best Doc at the Alaska International Film Festival. In this episode, we also discuss her upcoming project, the Turtle Island Film Festival, a film festival coming to Austin in March 2020 that’ll support native youth’s stories. This talk also gets very political as we discuss the erasing of the Native American culture in Texas and the efforts to control the narrative of history.
Support Fox RedSky and her activism by visiting keepthefirelit.com!
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