Ben-Alex Dupris is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Over the years he has worked in commercial entertainment, tribal language preservation and youth media training. Additionally, he is focused on documenting frontline environmental activism. His was a 2018 Concordia Studios Artist-In-Residence, and was also named a prestigious 2018 Firelight Impact Producer's Fellow, 2017 Sundance Institute "Rauschenburg" Producer's Fellow and a 2016 Redford Center Grantee for the project formerly named Oceti Sakowin. He is the director of Sweetheart Dancers (Mountainfilm 2019).