It is said that basketball tends to thrive in the direst of circumstances. More than escapism, it provides youth with a sense of belonging and camaraderie, a means of a achieving some sort of victory, an opportunity to explore life off the reservation. This documentary follows the Wind River Reservation ( Wyoming ) boys high school basketball team as it attempts to win a state title. We see a group of young men trying to convert the pride and success they experience on the basketball court and move ahead with the rest of their lives. By chronicling the experiences of these young payers over the course or two years, Chiefs shows what its like to grow up Native American in the 21st century. Winner of best documentary at New York s 2002 Tribeca Film Festival.