The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) worked with the Native group nDigiDreams to gather elders to share their stories about their lives and how their experiences were impacted by federal programs such as the Older Americans Act, Social Security, healthcare and the Senior Community Service Employment Program. The nDigiDreams video production team are made up of Native women who have created over 1,500 digital stories across the country.
Digital storytelling offers unique differences from other approaches which is why it is a great fit for Native elders. NICOA presents heartfelt videos by Native elders about lives lived with courage, humor and resilience. Through these stories NICOA seeks to help educate and encourage tribal communities, the aging network and policymakers to positively impact the future of American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Each elder’s story is a living legacy for generations to come.