Emmy Award Winning Storyteller
If you could only use one word to describe Sarah Eagle Heart, it would be storyteller. It is foundational to everything she does, including her fight for social justice and as an advocate for Indigenous People. Read More >
Crow: The Legend - Animated Short Film
Crow: The Legend – Behind the Scenes
Oyate Today Interview
Sarah Eagle Heart, a Lakota activist, author and producer, is a powerful storyteller who shares tales told from an Indigenous women’s perspective. In this talk, Sarah tells why Indigenous women are the center of their communities—organizing for their people—and the transformational healing and teaching through Indigenous stories. She also tackles stereotypes, how to create space for Indigenous narrative and why Indigenous women are the key to saving Mother Earth.
Sarah Eagle Heart is on a mission. A Lakota activist, author and producer, she is dogged about setting the record straight about Native American history through the power of storytelling. And she has done just that. Through her work, she has made a large impact on how Indigenous people are viewed and has brought healing to her people and their history. In this moving talk, Sarah shares the history of Native Americans and some of the great Indigenous leaders. She also connects how these stories and leaders relate to today’s value systems. This talk can be customized to go into specific, deeper topics, such as the forgotten and tragic history of Indigenous boarding schools, intergenerational traumas Native American communities are feeling today and missing and murdered Indigenous women.
It’s no secret that Sarah Eagle Heart is passionate about her work on behalf of Native Americans. In addition to working as Co-CEO of Return to the Heart Foundation, an Indigenous women-led organization focused on resourcing innovative Indigenous women-led initiatives in the ecosystems of narrative change, healing, climate justice, civic engagement, restorative and regenerative development, Sarah spends her time creating content and space to tackle stereotypes of Indigenous people through storytelling. It’s work that matters. In this talk, Sarah discusses her work on the award-winning animated short Crow: the Legend; working in VR and animation; her current projects with a number of celebrities; and how storytelling can change the narrative and help heal Native American communities.
Mitakuye Oyasin is the Lakota amen. It means we are all related, we are all connected … to the two-legged, four-legged, winged and Mother Earth. This knowledge is inherent from the time we are born. We are constantly reminded that the world is bigger than ourselves. In this inspirational talk, Sarah Eagle Heart, a Lakota activist, author and producer, shares the Lakota creation stories, the importance of keeping them alive and how they connect to different values and world views.
From the time they are young, the Lakota people are taught everyone is a leader and each person has an opportunity to help their people. That’s something that Sarah Eagle Heart has taken to heart as a Lakota activist, author and producer. In this inspiring talk, Sarah tells the stories of the great Lakota who have come before her, as well as the story of her childhood. She also shares how to transform hearts by the use of narrative and how we can each make the world a better place, no matter where we come from.
Sarah Eagle Heart and her sister, Emma Eagle Heart-White, had one mission in mind when they wrote their new book Warrior-Princesses Strike Back: How Lakhota Twins Fight Oppression and Heal Through Connectedness: to help other women find a way through the barriers they face. It’s something they are deeply passionate about and have been since they were young. And with women’s rights seemingly slipping away more each day, they’re even more invested in ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment. In this talk, Sarah shares her own journey into activism for women’s rights—from the Indigenous women’s allyship with the Women’s March to the horrendous story of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women to leading the charge for pro-choice rights and women’s empowerment. Sarah also offers solutions and shows her audiences how we can all effectively raise our voices and create transformative social change.
“That was incredible. I wanted to thank you for presenting today. It was a joy and an honor to work with you. This event was by far and all around a success. I'm so excited for your book to be released! Thanks again!!”
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