Henry Boucha, Ojibwa - Native American Olympian
The Henry Boucha Film Project focuses on the development of a pilot movie to celebrate the game of hockey through one of its greatest legends: Henry Boucha – Native American Olympian. While using the life and legend of Henry Boucha as its main theme, the film will also focus on an important part of Minnesota's history: the birthplace and origins of the game of hockey in humble Warroad, Minnesota. The project will then turn to subsequent documentaries or films about the lives of 21 other Native American Olympians, from the United States. Eventually, the project intends to add stories of the lives of Canadian Native American Olympians.
Henry Boucha sees this as a project that could have life-altering implications for people of all races and socioeconomic statuses. It would bring great pride to all Native Americans and would finally provide an educational, inspirational, and motivational tool for the children who are our future and who will benefit to hear these triumphant stories.