The Amskapi Piikani [People of the Blackfeet Nation] have interacted with every element of this landscape, across much of what is today known as Montana, since time immemorial. From this specific area of Northwest Montana, home to the Blackfeet Nation, hear unique perspectives from Amskapi Piikani as they carry on the holistic approaches and reciprocal relationships that have always been a part of their culture and traditions, in ways that empower their community as they move into the future. They will speak to the value of Indigenous-led initiatives, representation, and strengthening connections to culture, identity, and the Land.
Lara Tomov is a filmmaker & communications consultant. Her work as a cinematographer has taken her around the world with various productions for Travel Channel, Discovery, and independent documentaries. She grew up in the mountains of Montana, then was based in Boston and Los Angeles for over a decade, and now is again happily based in Montana, where she operates her media brand, Stories for Action.
Lara maintains a constant curiosity and passion for ecosystem and human community well-being, food systems, Indigenous advocacy, human connections to the land, and utilizing collaborative and community led efforts to improve resiliency for all life. She holds a degree in Film from Emerson College and a graduate certificate in Sustainable Development from UCLA, and is also SCUBA and drone pilot certified.