Watersmeet, Michigan – Facing the harshest winter on record, skyrocketing propane prices and some of its members choosing between food and heat, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is the subject of a new documentary short which takes viewers on a journey to one of the most geographically-isolated areas of the United States in a compelling story of survival.
Frozen Homeland, (available at MYNAFSA.org) created by award-winning filmmakers of Earthstream Media at Legend Group Studios, is the story of a band of Native Americans doing everything they can to survive under brutal, life-threatening conditions. The filmmakers were provided unprecedented access to the tribe’s leaders, members and the Reservation itself.
“Ours is a story of survival,” said Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Chairman Jim Williams, who is featured in the documentary. “We are very proud people with a roaring entrepreneurial spirit and driven to take care of one another.”