United Houma Nation

Indian Santa

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Indian Santa is a brief look at life in South Louisiana, as seen through the eyes of Thomas Dardar, principal chief of the United Houma Nation and Indian Santa.

The film follows Thomas and his family over December 2011, as they deliver toys to nine different communities throughout South Louisiana, bringing Christmas joy to many children and families whose lives have been forever altered by the BP oil spill and our country’s ongoing recession. The great thing about the program is that it is for ALL children in the area not just children from the Houma Indian tribe.

The film is an official selection of the New Orleans Film Festival, the South Alabama Film Festival, the American Indian Film Festival, and was the winner of the Best Documentary Award at the inaugural Life Film Festival in Baton Rouge, LA. Additionally, it will be screening in New York City in April 2013, as part of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Institute of the American Indian “Louisiana Stories” series.

As part of the film’s online release, we are holding a fundraising drive to raise money for Indian Santa’s 2012 trip. While many of the toys Chief delivers are donations through Toys for Tots, the money Chief and his family spend on gas and food comes directly out of their own pockets. To donate, please visit www.indiegogo.com/IndianSanta.

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