(Oglala Lakota, Pine Ridge South Dakota) Binesikwe is Ojibwe for Thunderbird Woman, and is pronounced “Bin-e-ci-kway”. Born in 1987 Binesikwe grew up with a passion for story telling. In the summer of 2008 she Directed and edited “The Relocation Act of 1956”. That same summer she Directed and wrote “The Big Game” for Fox American Indian Summer Institute. In the summer of 2006 Binesikwe again worked with Fox American Indian Summer
Institute as an actress in the short film “A Cry For Help” a short documentary on the high rate of suicide in Indian country. 2006 she directed and edited a short documentary “Red Warriors: The Women of A.I.M” profiling the Women of the American Indian Movement
I would describe my style as educational and innovative and I am highly motivated by the idea that I am telling the stories of my people and community. Telling these stories is important because I am giving a voice to the voiceless.
I am too critical of myself and my work. I have a fear of failure. it sometimes keeps me from even trying. I still need more formal training and to build my film portfolio.