Public Programs: Media Projects Production

Period of Performance

10/1/2019 - 12/31/2022

Funding Totals

$200,000.00 (approved)
$200,000.00 (awarded)

The Heart of All That Is

FAIN: TR-266323-19

Little Wound School (Kyle, SD 57752-3080)
Mark Hetzel (Project Director: January 2019 to present)

Production of a seven-episode podcast series about the history of the Oglala Lakota Sioux.

A humanities-based oral history media project exploring the history, culture, and future of the Oglala Lakota Nation. The flagship product of The Heart of All That Is is a limited release seven episode podcast, supplemented with original photography and video elements for wide distribution and audience engagement.

Media Coverage

Oral History Project Officially Underway (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mark Hetzel
Publication: Lakota Country Times
Date: 2/20/2020
Abstract: Article announcing official start to community portion of the project.

Associated Products

Heart of All Oral History Project (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Heart of All Oral History Project
Writer: Mark Hetzel
Director: Mark Hetzel
Producer: Mark Hetzel
Abstract: 11 podcasts about Oglala Lakota history and culture through the modern day.
Date: 05/27/2022
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Link to Apple Podcasts.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Other