Christine Lesiak
Christine Lesiak – Executive Producer
This story is the remarkable journey of legendary warrior Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Nation, who fought injustice not with guns and arrows - but with words. "Standing Bear's Footsteps" weaves storytelling, re-creations and present-day scenes to explore a little-known chapter in American history.
Princella Parker's photo
Princella Parker – Associate Producer
"The film has much to say about present-day issues of human rights and what it means to be an American," says producer Christine Lesiak. "I was amazed to learn that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted citizenship to anyone born in the United States - except the Indians. And it wasn't until 1924 that Native Americans were actually granted citizenship. This whole debate started with a father who wanted only to keep a promise."

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