Rain (Náhkȯxho'óxeóó'ėstse/Bear Stands Last) is the executive director of the Global Indigenous Council, co-founder of Guardians of Our Ancestors’ Legacy, and author of the Piikani Nation Grizzly Treaty, the most-signed international treaty in history, which restored ESA protection to the grizzly bear, honors tribal sovereignty agreements, and supports reintroduction of grizzly bears to their historic habitats on sovereign tribal lands. Key to that victory was a short film Rain directed, “Not In Our Name,” which featured Zahn McClarnon (Westworld, Longmire, Into the West, The Son) and was shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook and supportive tribal and conservation websites.

Rain’s most recent film is the award-winning “Somebody’s Daughter (1492-),” a documentary about the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) tragedy, which has been called both “hauntingly beautiful and emotionally devastating.” President Joe Biden appears in the film. Rain’s forthcoming book, “Psycho/Pathogen,” described as “a diary of the COVID-19 pandemic with searing cultural and historic commentary,” has been praised by luminaries as diverse as President Vicente Fox, 62nd President of Mexico, and rapper, actor, and cultural icon Ice-T. “Rain is part poet, part prophet, and all truth-teller,” stated Ice-T.

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