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Damien Eagle Bear
Niitsitapi. Amateur physicist. Frybread easting machine.
Damien Eagle Bear is a multifaceted filmmaker from the Kainai Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy. He got his start with the short experimental documentary, Napi, which explored the Blackfoot trickster and the importance of telling Indigenous stories. It premiered at the opening night of the 37th American Indian Film Festival in 2012. Since then Damien’s work has progressed from short films (q’sapi times, Big Momma) to web series (The Bannocking) and hour long documentaries (#skoden). Damien continues to expand his horizons with work explores the themes of belonging and Indigenous resiliency.