For generations, Native American stories and representation have been stolen. From Thanksgiving to sports mascots, from Hollywood to history books, Native stories are overwritten by white media and historians.
This changes now.
It’s time to rewrite history and finally tell the truth — from Native Americans, for all to honor and celebrate. As an icon and hero to so many Indigenous people across North America and beyond, we’re starting with setting the record straight with legendary athlete, Jim Thorpe.
This petition is just the first step in a series of initiatives tied to Bright Path — an upcoming feature film from Pictureworks Entertainment.
You Can Help!
Bright Path Strong was created to share and amplify authentic Native American voices and stories, past and present. Representation matters, and it’s time we shine a light on our real history, our people, and our resilience — in our own words.
Support Bright Path Strong’s mission to amplify Native stories & voices and give a direct donation to the organization today to keep this movement growing in 2021.
Who We Are
Nedra Darling, a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a proud Cherokee Nation descendent, co-founder of Bright Path Strong and an executive producer of the forthcoming feature film Bright Path. She co-produced the award winning documentary Surviving Columbus while director of the nation’s first American Indian Film and Video center at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Nedra devoted her 35 year federal government career to celebrating and uplifting American Indian and Alaska Native peoples and continues her work for Indian Country by telling our truths in movies.
Chris Taylor is a citizen of the Chitimacha Tribe (Sitimaxa), co-director and co-founder of the non-profit BRIGHT PATH STRONG. He has devoted numerous years as an executive producer to ensure Tribal participation and partnerships in the upcoming feature film BRIGHT PATH. He is also co-founder of 4D Products and Services, a native sales and distribution company.
Dennis Hendricks is a member of the Tuolumne Band of Me Wuk Indians and a dedicated team member of Bright Path Strong. He served two terms as Tribal Chairman. He has numerous years of leadership experience with the following tribal organizations in an effort to promote Tribal Sovereignty, respect for Tribal Nations, and empowering self determination. CRIHB, NIHB, NCAI, NIGA, NAFOA, and CNIGA
Abraham Taylor is a board member and co-founder of the non-profit BRIGHT PATH STRONG. He has spent the past several years leading the effort as a writer and producer working with tribes, tribal people, and the Thorpe family to bring the life of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe to a worldwide movie-going audience.
Josh Aker is a board member and co-founder of the non-profit BRIGHT PATH STRONG. He is an Executive Producer on the forthcoming film, BRIGHT PATH, and has spent the past several years writing for and producing documentary footage of the development of the movie.