Dan Jones

Ted Turner, Julie, and Dan Jones



Filmmaker Dan Jones (Ponca) is the Chief Development Officer for the Chilocco Benefit Association, a non-profit corporation

dedicated to preserving Chilocco Indian School. He is the former chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, is a

member of the Producers Guild of America and also a writer. In April 2009, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry reappointed

Jones to the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission as vice Chairman. See: http://www.ok.gov/oiac/index.html 

As director of the Ponca Nation's Office of Environmental Management, he has led international efforts to hold major polluters

accountable for petroleum contamination on the Ponca reservation. His first book of poetry, Blood of Our Earth, was

published in 2005 by University of New Mexico Press.  

Jones' television productions include producing The World of American Indian Dance, which premiered on NBC in 2003.



In 2001 Jones was the co-host of the First Americans in the Arts awards ceremony, and co produced with Benford Standley,

the 2000 and 2001 event's webcast, with broadcast partner Yahoo.com.  In 1993 he received the Muse Award from the

Association of American Museums for a work produced by the new Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Jones is a traditional straight dancer and resides in his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma. He was a Field Producer on the

Emmy nominated documentary 500 Nations, working with Kevin Costner. Dan worked for Disney Imagineering on the Disney

America Project, and performed with Sammy Davis Jr. and Wayne Newton at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing

Arts on March 4th, 1984.



Loading the Pioneer Troubadours Buss for the trip

to work with Eric Clapton on phase one of the

ongoing saga and series...