30 mins hanging out with Native American poet

Came across this small, independent film recently, of Jim Northrup.  In the film, he takes us the viewer through his experience of living from nature, the seasons, and we sit in the audience as he story tells through poems.  Engaging, intriguing, entertaining – and enlivened by questions and answers.


“Jim Northrup with reservations”  Film by Mike Hazard (also known as “Media Mike”, shot over 6 years being with Jim Northrup

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peeling the bark from trees, to be made into baskets…Screen shot 2016-12-27 at 23.09.43.png

to winnow the wild rice

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meeting other fellow Vietnam VetsScreen shot 2016-12-27 at 23.09.06.png

able to see the past but going forward.


The film’s maker, Mike:

The Northrup show, With Reservations, cost about $35,000 to produce, of which I was paid about $3,000, which I ended up paying back to the project to pay the last bills. I received a net sum of zero cash for six years of work, although all my expenses were covered. The intellectual and spiritual equity, however, is beyond ebay.

I will make media until I die because I feel dead when I don’t.


~Media Mike



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