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Remember the Children

WSD Productions Presents "Remember the Children"

Honoring the missing children of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School

          Our Children Will Not Be Forgotten…

“There were over 400 US government funded and often church run, Indian Boarding Schools.  Thousands of children died of abuse and neglect at these schools, most of them left in unmarked graves and forgotten.                           

This is our story…  The Rapid City Indian Boarding School”

Warrior Society Development, LLC & WSD Productions

An Arlo "Mni" Iron Cloud Film                    The Accolade Film Awards

Executive Producer Jim Warne                 Announces the Best of 2022

Production Manager  Bobbie Koch 

Cinematography and Editor Randal Iverson  

Music Robert "Tree" Cody     

Music Direction Jim Warne 

Director Arlo "Mni" Iron Cloud                                    WINNER 

This film is in honor of the Children…  Wópila

2023 is starting off well for our film!!  In April the Accolade Film Awards announced the best films of 2022 Humanitarian Awards and we won Outstanding Achievement.  The Phoenix film festival awarded "Remember the Children" with the Best Native American Directed Short. We attended the Durango Independent Film Festival in Colorado and we were honored with the Audience Award in March 2023 and the we won the IndieFest Award of Excellence Special Mention January 2023.

In December 2022 we had our European film festival tour and we won the Best Short Film at the Switzerland Film Festival.  The Fusion Euro International Film Festivals honored "Remember the Children" with Best Short Documentary Film from the Warsaw edition.

Our first award was from the Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Excellence Special Mention 2022. Thank you to the 47th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Fransisco November 5, 2022.  Pilámaya to the Native Spirit Film Festival for screening our film Nov 5-12, 2022 in London, UK.  pila to the LA SkinsFest Film Festival at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood for a wonderful event November 20, 2022. 

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2022-0926  -  Barcid  -  LA Skins Fest  -  16th Annual  -  Laurels  -  Colored  -  Comp 5.
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Remembering the Children Rapid City Indian Boarding School   The Children’s Memorial

Special thanks to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS)

Windrose Fund at the Common Counsel Foundation 

NOTE if you need to talk or access support for trauma contact:

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Special Thanks

To the Elders... the grandmothers... for keeping this story alive

The volunteers from Remembering the Children Wakȟáŋyeža Wičhákiksuyapi  The Children’s Memorial 

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NNABS)

Funding provided by Windrose Fund at the Common Counsel  Foundation

Beverly Stabber Warne, Amy Sazue, Kibbie Brown, Eric Steven Zimmer, Violet Catches, Heather Dawn Thompson, Lafawn Janis, Stewart Huntington, Richard Two Bulls, Shaye Walker, Isabella Fridia, Kennedy Fridia, Devin Hernandez, Destiny Big Crow and the many community members that supported our film

"Remember the Children” addresses US Indian Boarding Schools. These stories have been kept alive through the elders, the grandmothers that never forgot. Through community advocacy, historians, volunteers and partners that want positive change…  the Children’s Memorial is now a reality.

Wópila to our community partners and organizations that have supported our film.

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In honor of our future generations of children...  You will not be forgotten...   CJ and Hazel, Jim Warne's Takojas...  Grandchildren (below)

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