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Ohero:kon - Under the Husk
Ohero:kon - Under the Husk follows the journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk Women.
Yellow Fever looks at the Navajo uranium boom through Tina Garnanez’s lens, providing an intimate portrait of a people’s struggle against industry, both at home and in Washington D.C., and raising awareness of issues that will affect the whole world in the coming decades.
Lake of Betrayal
Lake of Betrayal traces the history and little-known backstory of Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania and its impact on the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Wilma Mankiller was the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, elected at a time when women faced considerable opposition to taking on leadership roles.
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern day effects of the federal government's assimilation policies that relocated American Indians from reservations to urban areas in order to end the Indian Reservation system.
The Mayors of Shiprock
Every Monday in the small community of Shiprock, New Mexico, a group of young Navajo leaders meet to decide how they will help their community. For over seven years, the Northern Dine Youth Committee has worked to give youth opportunities to directly make changes within their community.
On a Knife Edge
On a Knife Edge is the coming-of-age story of George Dull Knife, a Lakota teenager growing up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. The film traces George’s path to activism, inspired by his family’s long history of fighting for justice for Native Americans.
GRAB is an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo Tribe, who annually throw water and food items from the rooftop of a home to people standing below them.
We Breathe Again
In a landscape as dramatic as its stories, We Breathe Again intimately explores the lives of five Alaska Native people, each confronting the impacts of historic and contemporary trauma.
Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian is a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors.
Badger Creek is a half-hour documentary portrait of a Blackfeet (Pikuni) family, the Mombergs, who live on the lower Blackfeet Reservation in Montana near the banks of Badger Creek.
Through the Repellent Fence
Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film follows art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddled the U.S.-Mexico border.
Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, a critically endangered language with only 41 fluent Elders remaining.
For decades, thousands of Navajos worked the railroads, maintaining the trans-continental network. Metal Road explores the dynamics of livelihood, family and the railroads through the lens of a Navajo trackman.
Across the Creek
The film Across the Creek is the story of the Lakota tribe in South Dakota, and their struggle to reclaim their culture through language, dance, working with the land, and participating in cultural activities.
What does it take to heal a people? That’s the question at the heart of Medicine Woman, a new one-hour PBS documentary interweaving the lives of Native healers of today with that of the first Native American doctor.
Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum
Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum is a half-hour documentary that looks at the vibrant but little known tradition of brass band music in Indian Country.