Carly Kohler is our most experienced On Native Ground Field Reporter. She began as a youth reporter approximately 4 years ago and now mentors our field crew.  Carly was a featured actor in the feature film, Behind the Door of a Secret Girl, a film project that was created and produced through a student of Jack […]


Yahmonee Hedrick and Mekele Longee, Youth Reporters We are very proud of Yahmonee Hedrick, who at age 12 has become one of our rising stars. He has already clocked in coverage at the Sundance Film Festival 2012 and other community events during the past year.   We also welcome our newest youth reporter, Mekele Longee, […]


On Native Ground is a successful collaboration of filmmakers who share a common vision in creating documentaries and feature films of relevance to our current society.  We are a tribal non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote positive visibility to Native American and Indigenous filmmakers, artists and leaders in the community. On Native Ground provides […]


On Native Ground continues to be the only Native American credentialed press for four consecutive years from 2009 to 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Sundance Film Festival (Park City, UT) American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) Aquas Caliente Film Festival (Palm Springs, CA) SxSW Music and Film Festival (Austin, […]


On Native Ground is the founder of the Maidu Nation Station, a tribally owned radio program, which is a public affairs program at KRBS Radio Bird Street, Oroville, CA. On Native Ground maintains tribal youth interest in the programming through our broadcast and citizen journalism workshops. On Native Ground radio is affiliated with the public […]


  ONG is led by Executive Director and Executive Producer, Jack Kohler, a member of the Hupa Tribe, CA. Anecita Agustinez, a member of the Dine Nation, is Co-Executive Producer and handles all publicity and media relations and Dominick Porras of Mexíca Nation, Multi-Media Specialist.   • ONG goal is to provide assistance to tribal […]


Mission ON NATIVE GROUND (ONG) is a Media, Film and Public Relations Company and a tribal non-profit corporation incorporated within the Hoopa Valley Tribe. ONG utilizes film and multi-media to promote cross-cultural understanding and positive visibility to tribal communities and tribal organizations. • provide a critical voice promote cultural awareness and community understanding, create documentaries […]