FILM CAST

NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon is narrated by the ranchers, producers, and specialists featured in the film.

Allan Savory

President
The Savory Institute
Global Leader in understanding Holistic Management

Stuart, Florida

Dave Carter

Executive Director (past)
The National Bison Association
Co-Owner of the herd at the West Bijou Ranch

Strasburg, Colorado

Byron Shelton

Program Director
The Savory Institute | West Bijou Ranch

Strasburg, Colorado

Dan Nosal

Rangeland Management Specialist
United States Department of Agriculture | Natural Resources Conservation Services

Ace Ward

Chief Operating Officer
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats | Great Range Brand Bison

Denver, Colorado

Gregg and Tami Notts

Owners
Memphis Ranch | Authentic American Bison

Carr, Colorado

Jason Baldes

Secretary
InterTribal Buffalo Council
Shoshone Tribe Wind River

The Wind River Reservation (Eastern Shoshone Tribe)

John Flocchini

Owner
Durham Ranch

Board Member
National Buffalo Foundation

Wright, Wyoming

Scott and Kaytlen Assman

Co-Founders
Dakota Pure Bison

Wood, South Dakota

Mike and Darla Assman

Organic Farmers and Ranchers
Assman Land and Cattle

Wood, South Dakota

Wizipan “Little Elk” Garriott

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Indian Affairs US Department of Interior

Previously: Chief Executive Officer
REDCO | Rosebud Economic Development Corporation

The Rosebud Reservation (Sicangu Lakota Oyate Tribe)

Carrie Starr

President
Eastern Bison Association

Co-Owner
Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch

Thornville, Ohio (Eastern Cherokee Tribe)

Jarrod Starr

Co-Owner
Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch

Thornville, Ohio

TJ Heinert

Assistant Manager
The Wolakota Buffalo Range

The Rosebud Reservation (Sicangu Lakota Oyate Tribe)

Michelle Haukaas

Garden Manager
Sicangu Community Development Corporation

The Rosebud Reservation (Sicangu Lakota Oyate Tribe)

Nichole Weaver

Rancher, Mother, Baker
Bigelow Fields Bison Ranch

Eustis, ME

Michael Weaver

Rancher, Father
Bigelow Fields Bison Ranch

Eustis, ME.

Joseph Robbins

Chef
Bissell Brothers Brewery – Three Rivers

Milo, ME (Penobscot Tribe)

Sage Fast Dog

Education Director
Sicangu CDC

Mission, SD (Lakota Sicangu)

Matte Wilson

Food Sovereignty Director
Sicangu CDC

Mission, SD (Lakota Sicangu)

Katrina Fuller

Health Director
Sicangu CDC

Mission, SD (Lakota Sicangu)

Karen Moore

Market Coordinator
Sicangu CDC

Mission, SD (Lakota Sicangu)

FILM MUSICIANS

Paul Hacker

Various Indigenous Flute Tracks (Recorded)

Musician / Artist
Paul Hacker Knives and Flutes

Oklahoma (Choctaw / Cherokee)

Sicangu School Students

“Thanthanka Olowan” (LIVE)

Student Singers
Sicangu CDC Elementary School

Mission, SD (Lakota)

Arrow Funmaker

“Tatonka Buffalo Song” (LIVE)

Cultural Programming Director
Thundermaker Cultural Recovery

Chino Valley, AZ (Ho-Chunk Nation)

FEATURED RANCHES

NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon features ranches, conservation parks, and indigenous communities across the United States. The following map represents locations filmed.

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FILM PROGRESS | What We've Accomplished and What's Next

A Documentary about North America's most iconic mammal, it's regenerative significance, prehistoric legacy and the industry that saved it.

Funding Announcements
New Financial Supporters
Travel Vlog
Behind The Scenes Videos
Photos
Behind The Scenes Photos
Ranches and Participants
Profiles of Ranches and Industry Participants in the Film