Kendra

What does blood have to do with identity? Kendra Mylnechuk, an adult Native adoptee, born in 1980 at the cusp of the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act, is on a journey to reconnect with her birth family and discover her Lummi heritage. The film delves into the traditions and culture of the Lummi people, the current conditions of Lummi and American Indian people today and the diaspora formed by the adopted community. The film considers our diverse heritage as a nation founded on a multitude of Native nations and aims to bring about cross-cultural awareness for families adopting across cultural lines, to become more tolerant and understanding of the potential problems that arise from cultural assimilation.

Total CPB Investment: 

$80,500

Made Possible by CPB's: 

Same Land Films LLC
Polston, MT
TVPRG - VMM subgrant
$80,500

Topics: 

History & Biography
Diversity