Fidel is an Oscar nominee for Best Short Documentary Healing the Tears of 7 Generations. He is a three time Telly Award winner for Peyote Road and 500 Nations and was Field Director for Dances with Wolves and Assistant Director on Into the West. He mentors film students and has taught at Bennington College. Fidel is a national lecturer on Native American ceremonies and traditions. Fidel identifies as Huichol and Chichimica and lives in Texas.