George Burdeau is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and has been a prime time television producer/director, writer, and artist for the past forty years.
He began his career at the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA), an American Indian College Fund school. IAIA was formulated by Cherokee visionary, designer and artist Lloyd Kiva New. As a student in the first years of the Institution George witnessed and experienced first-hand one of the greatest moments in Native American history and art, the beginning of a billion-dollar industry that is thriving today. It opened doors for not only painters and sculptors, but writers, musicians, and media artists who are giving voice to an American Culture which had been ignored for far too long.
George has said, “I have been honored to have a long relationship with this wonderful institution as a student and as the founder of the media and communications program which has been instrumental in the formation of the Native American film movement.”
In 1980 George was the first Native American director accepted into the Directors Guild of America. He has produced and directed over 85 films and hundreds of television programs. These productions garnered three Emmys, two Peabody awards and one Oscar nomination
He is a Rockefeller Fellow, former chairman on the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, served on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance Media Arts Centers, co-founder of the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium and was the founding Director of ABC's Native American Film and Television Workshop.
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