Harvard University | Philip J. Deloria, Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies & Chair, Committee on Degrees in History and Literature
"A visually compelling, beautifully-told story of courage, charisma, and intergenerational apprenticeship, Attla explores the bonds that tie together multiple generations, humans and their animals, and the power of indigenous culture work across Alaska."
Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) | Reviewed by Andy Horbal, University of Maryland Libraries
"Although this is definitely a film about George Attla, the final ten minutes belong to Joe Bifelt. [...] It’s the perfect note to end on for a film that is clearly just as interested in the impact that Attla will continue to have on his community in the future through the people he influenced as it is in his storied past."
Native American and Indigenous Studies | Thomas Michael Swensen, Assistant Professor in the Division of Ethnic Studies in the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah
"Attla stands as a worthy outing, as a singular story to watch, or as complementary to a 1979 semibiographical film about George called The Spirit of the Wind. I recommend Attla to anyone who holds an interest in Alaska and intergenerational knowledge."