Dan "Sasu Weh" Jones
to receive the
SAGE MEDIA AWARD
Ted Turner, Julie, and Dan Jones
Mr. Jones is the Former Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, and appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma as Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma Indian Affairs. He is currently a columnist for "Indian Country Today" an Indian news paper with the largest circulation in America. He is one of a few American Indians to have been a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA). He has worked for the Walt Disney Co. as an Imagineer. Won many awards as a filmmaker for films he has produced for the Smithsonian, NBC, TBS. and the Children's Television Workshop; Sesame Street; as well as the Screen Actors Guild to promote Indian Actors. He is also a published author and a bronze sculptor.
In 2002, Jones directed, produced and created a four-hour visual presentation on the ABC Studioís Astro-tron above Times Square in New York City, to honor American Indian Grammy Nominees. March of 2005, New Mexico published his book of poetry titled "Blood of Our Earth" the book is illustrated by internationally known Comanche artist Ranch Hood.
Among his honors is the Muse Award, presented by the National Association of American Museums for his work for the Smithsonian Institutionís, National Museum of the American Indian; He produced and wrote the museumís first promotional fund raiser video the "Untitled" work was a finalist in the New York Film Festival in 1993 also has received the Telly and the Golden Eagle Awards as well as Best Industrial, American Indian Film Festival; First Place, Oklahoma State Arts Council; and Best of Show, Red Earthís American Indian Video Competition.
He is a traditional Straight Dancer and Whip man in the House of Warriors of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. He Produced "The World of American Indian Dance" a documentary that aired on NBC. His insight on the subject explores the historical impact of Indian Dance on the US/Indian relationship and the inter-tribal spread of certain dances as a spiritual phenomenon. It was the first television program on a major network to be produced by an American Indian.
See more information on Danís projects and efforts at http://www.sasuweh.com
Words On The Wind
Sage Media Award
Loading the Pioneer Troubadours Buss for the trip
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