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The Mighty Few

Iikooshtaka’atbaatchaache, home of the Mighty Few. Historically, and still today, the Mighty Few (a District of the Apsáalooke or Crow Nation in Southeast Montana) have proven their name through resourcefulness, determination, and strength in unity. Witness the process of this community strengthening their connection to identity, the land, and community togetherness. Through truly grassroots efforts, the Mighty Few are guiding action that creates necessary healing, economic opportunities, and self-determination to thrive into the future. 

We hope the film & podcasts can serve this community and support their work,

as well as spark insight for other communities.


Scroll down to view the film, podcast episodes, film credits,

and view informational links.

View the one minute trailer here:

Life in the Land: The Mighty Few

View the full 49 minute film here:

How to use the content
Resources for Hosting a Screening

Please feel free to screen this film, or portion thereof, in your gathering, workshop, or classroom.

If you show the film publicly, please fill out THIS SHORT FORM.

Click on the arrows icon to watch in full screen. Click on the Vimeo icon to watch the film from or to download the .mp4 of the film before your screening.

Reach out to receive a FREE simple Screening & Discussion Guide, Lesson Plan, or to learn about how we can support your gathering by co-Facilitating a post-film discussion.


Podcasts are also available on the "Stories for Action" series, available on

Apply, Spotify, iHeart, and other podcast platforms.

Podcast Part 1:

Part 1 includes historical & cultural context, specific community development projects, and the value in creating a foundation of community connection and well-being. It also features an interview with Jamie Kirby, Program Manager of the Urban & Community Forestry Program. 

Podcast Part 2:

Part 2 discusses youth empowerment, Wyola Mighty Few Youth Group, connections to traditional lifeways, and approaches necessary to move the community development work forward. We highly encourage you to listen to Part 1 first.

Deep gratitude to everyone who shared with us for this film & podcasts:

Bill Backbone

Grace Crow

Brandon Goodluck

Lesley Jackson Kabotie

Mike & Joy Yellow Mule

Erianne Smith

Harold Male Bear Stone

Beverly White Clay

Clinton White Clay

Channis D. Whiteman

Janice Wilson & her Crow Studies Students

Bill & Maggie Yellowtail

The Wyola Community

Jamie Kirby, Montana Urban & Community Forestry Program

Film Credits

Director & Cinematographer: Lara Tomov

Producers: Lesley Jackson Kabotie & Marina Weatherly

Narration: JoRee LaFrance

Associate Producer & Additional Camera: Robyn Iron

Production Assistant & Additional Camera: Rachal Male Bear Stone

Production Assistant & Location Scout: Sarah Stone

Sound Mixing: John D. Nilles & Shoot Montana

Narration Recording: Tyson Kreiter

Indian Relay Footage: Mike Clark

Consultation: Tim McClearly, Tim Bernardis, Lesley Kabotie, Bill Yellowtail,

Little Bighorn College Library, Crow Language Consortium

Mighty Few District Song: Janice Wilson's Crow Studies Students

Maps & Graphics: Katy Sprout & Lex Harold

This film is made possible in part by the Big Sky Film Grant.

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