Tammy and Kelly Rundle's Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3, two new historical documentary film sequels, have received a media grant from Humanities Iowa via their fiscal sponsor Native Languages of the Americas.
The sequel project continues the Ioway Native American story in 1837, where Lost Nation: The Ioway 1 left off. The two films will be released on a single DVD in 2012. As with Ioway 1, the DVD will feature an alternative soundtrack in the endangered Ioway language.
Humanities Iowa previously supported the Rundles' Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, Villisca: Living with a Mystery and Country School: One Room - One Nation.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3 is one of many grants funded by Humanities Iowa. Humanities Iowa (HI) is committed to bringing the humanities to the public through grant making, publications, and through interactive programming and events. Founded in 1971, HI is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities or NEH in Washington D.C.
The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.
Native Languages of the Americas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the survival of Native American languages, particularly through the use of Internet technology. The NLA website serves as a compendium of online materials about more than 800 indigenous languages of the Western Hemisphere and the people that speak them.