Pub Date: 2010
Don't Get Sick After June: American Indian Healthcare
by Rich-Heape Films
Rich-Heape Films, Inc. proudly announces their latest documentary, “Don't Get Sick After June: American Indian Healthcare". On camera presentation by Peter Coyote & featuring: Ben Night Horse Campbell -Tim Giago - President Theresa Two Bulls - Principal Chief Chad Smith.
Native American owned Rich-Heape Films, producers of the multi-award winning “Trail of Tears Cherokee Legacy” and “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School” chronicles the history of Indian healthcare from the early 1800’s to President Obama’s recent Healthcare Reform Act signed into law in 2010.
This well-researched documentary presents a troubling portrait - and indictment - of the U.S. government's dismal failure to provide health care in fulfillment of federal treaty and trustee obligations with American Indian nations. is a quality, Hi Definition, feature-length documentary. Its sobering message will provoke debate and is highly recommended it to anyone wishing to understand the historical and contemporary experience of Native Americans.
Peter Coyote narrates, inviting viewers to engage in the national dialogue on health care from a native perspective. The powerful images and voices from some of the most vulnerable communities in Indian Country provide historical evidence of just how poorly health care services have been funded and managed, while hundreds of treaties promising health care, education and protected status in exchange for millions of acres of land, have continued to be dishonored and ignored by the federal government. Current perspectives are equally disheartening: the introduction and substitution of food commodities for traditional native diets is discussed as a major contributing factor to the alarming increase in diabetes, heart disease and other native health concerns.
Steven R. Heape - Producer, Executive Producer
Produced in High Definition. Running Time 60 Minutes.