In 2005 Cody Cayou (Swinomish)
learned video production as part of Longhouse Media's Native Lens
youth video project and has continued to work on a number of productions
with the organization, including the documentary March Point.
The film followed three young men on the Swinomish reservation
as they make a film investigating the impact of an oil refinery
on the reservation's lands. Produced collaboratively by five filmmakers
in Longhouse Media, March Point was screened nationally
and internationally, and broadcast in 2008 as part of the PBS
documentary series Independent Lens. Cayou's favorite parts
of his culture include going to summer powwows, bone games, canoe
pulling and visiting the sweathouse.
Screened by NMAI
Cody Cayou in Fifteen - courtesy of the filmmaker