The Heart Stays is a coming of age story, about a Native American girl who must choose between personal achievement and the traditional responsibilities of the old ways.



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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
... Aunt Celia
... Carrie Ki-he-kah-zhe
Brian Frejo ... Paul
... Andrew Ki-he-kah-zhe
Casey Camp-Horinek ... I-ko
... Store Owners Son
Nathalie Standing Cloud ... Shannon Ki-he-kah-zhe
Sierra Kihega ... Erin Ki-he-kah-zhe
White Robertson ... Randy


When Shannon Ki-he-kah-zhe,an 18-year old high school senior and aspiring writer, who lives humbly on a reservation with her alcoholic father, emotionally vacant mother and rebellious little sister receives a scholarship to Dartmouth, she takes the challenge, and goes to pursue her dream of preserving Native American mythology. Without Shannon, her family finds themselves in emotional disarray. While Shannon has to learn to live in a world completely alien to her own, and discover her gifts as a writer, her sister gets into serious legal trouble and lands on Shannon's doorstep. Shannon must choose between helping to save the whole Native literature department threatened by budget cuts, or to save her sister. Written by Diane Fraher

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