Raising Indigenous Voices For Texas

According to the history books 300 native tribes once called Texas home. For more than 10,000 years indigenous cultures lived and thrived here. And yet most of their history and knowledge has been lost. Keep The Fire Lit: Lost Tribes of Texas looks at the indigenous peoples of Texas. Beneath the torn out pages of history, the bones of the original Texans lay. They’re still here. Some indigenous Texans remain…

On Location

Peace and Dignity Journeys, 2016

Keep the  Fire Lit was very lucky and honored to film the Peace and Dignity run that came through Texas. Our very own producer Fox RedSky ran from Dallas to Austin with the runners. As Hot as it is in Texas in August (107!) they made it to Austin and onward from there to San Marcos, and then San Antonio Texas.

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Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas

Keep the Fire Lit was very grateful to film and experience Carrizo Comecrudo Harvest gathering June 20-26. Juan B. Mancias (Chairman of Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas) was a gracious host as well as an encyclopedia of Oral knowledge.

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AIM Central Texas Protest, 2016

In Dallas, Texas, in front of the offices of Trans Energy, we filmed and watched as the American Indian Movement of Central Texas protested outside of  Oil & Gas corporation who owns the Dakota  Access Pipeline as well as the Trans Pecos Pipeline.

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Bandera Texas Pow Wow, Sept 2016

Bandera is in incredible beautiful Hill Country that was once heavily populated with Native peoples.  We came to talk to Richard Gonzales Vice President of the Lipan Apaches of Texas.