Give and Take - 2015 - 14 minutes

Haudenosaune Territory/United States / 2015 / Drama / English / Digital / 1.85 /14 minutes / Stereo

Starring Awenheeyoh Powless, Rick Kolceski, Tom Huff and Katie Haywood Gray


Summary: “Give and Take” is a story about Chris Green (Rick Kolceski), a linguistic anthropologist who wants to record indigenous songs for his research. When Chris arrives at a nearby reservation to meet with a community elder, an American Indian trickster (Awenheeyoh Powless) lures him into the forest. “Give and Take” was filmed on the Onondaga Nation Territory in central New York State.

Film Festivals

In November 2015, "Give and Take" was an official selection for the LA Skins Fest in Los Angleles, CA.  Terry Jones, Govind Deecee and Erin Perkins were awarded the "2015 Emerging FIlmmaker" award.


The festival offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors and artists. Every year, it premiers several Native American movies that feature Q&A's with filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals and after parties that feature new Native American musicians.  More information can be found on their website:

"Give and Take" is an offiicial selection at the 2016 First Nations FIlm and Video Festival in Chicago, Illinois.


First Nations Film and Video Festival is to advocate for and celebrate the works of Native Americans filmmakers and new works and films that break racial stereotypes and promotes awareness of Native American issues. All films screened are written and/or produced and directed by Native American artists from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Mexico.

The Team

Terry Jones
Govind Deecee
Erin Perkins

The Cast

Awenheeyoh Powless as "No:Yeh".  She is an artist and is a member of the Onondaga Nation.

Rick Kolceski as "Christopher Greene".

Tom Huff as "Jim Tallchief".  Tom (Seneca-Cayuga) is a stone sculptor working in a variety of stones, styles, and themes, traditional and contemporary, and also creates mixed media/found object sculpture.

Production Images

Related Video

Terry and Govind created a YouTube web series called "Two Indians in Hollywood".  Their first episode had the "Give and Take" team attending the L.A. premiere of their film as well as attending the festival's award ceremony where the team won the 2015 Emerging Filmmaker award.