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The Thick Dark Fog - Reclaiming Native American Identity
Walter Littlemoon is a 69-year-old Lakota man born and raised in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. At the age of five, he was removed from his family to attend a Federal government boarding school where his culture, language and spirituality were…
Urban Rez - The Repercussions of the Native American Urban Relocation Program 
URBAN REZ explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. During the documentary, dozens of American Indians representing tribal groups from across the West…
Hand Game - The Native American Game of Power & Chance
This documentary explores the mythic and historic roots of contemporary gambling in the Northwest Native Society through a look at the traditional hand game (also called "stick game" or "bone game"). Travelling from reservation to reservation meeting engaging and colorful…
Sacred Stick - A History of Lacrosse and Native Americans
"Before there was light, before there was earth, the game was played." - Oren Lyons Sacred Stick examines the historical, cultural, and spiritual aspects of lacrosse. From the ancient Maya to the world famous Iroquois Nationals team, this program explores…
Across the Creek - The Lakota People Regaining Traditional Values
Across the Creek explores both the unbridled dreams and the painful reality of Lakota people from South Dakota. In the face of unfathomable challenges, they are taking steps to better their lives. "It's still here." That's the assurance of Lakota…
Racing the Rez - Native American Student Track Teams
In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for tribal pride, triumph over personal adversity, and state championship glory. Win or lose, what they…
Choctaw Code Talkers - Heroic Native American World War One Soldiers
In 1918, not yet citizens of the United States, Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked by the government to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a…
Walking Into The Unknown - One Native doctor's personal journal to find ways to reduce health risks, improve health and develop ways to practice healthier choices.
Emmy nominated documentary, Walking into the Unknown, traces the intimate journey of a middle aged American Indian male through the health care system as he gains a deeper understanding of himself and the health risks he faces.
Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat - An unexpected and engaging picture of a little-known Native music scene.
When you hear the phrase "Native American music" you may not think of tubas, trumpets, and Sousa marches. Yet, this rich musical tradition has long been a part of Native American culture. Experience the Native American music scene like never…
Horse Tribe - One charismatic horseman helps at-risk teens make strong connections with horses.
For hundreds of years, the Nez Perce were recognized as one of America's greatest horse tribes. In the 21st century they made a decision both reverent and bold: to bring horses back to their tribal lands and lives, and to…
Great American Footrace - A shy Cherokee farm boy enters an extraordinary cross-country foot race in 1928 and becomes a hero.
Facing scorching temperatures, 19-year-old Andy Payne, a small-town Cherokee boy, takes home the gold after winning a grueling 3,422-mile foot race designed to bring attention to the newly constructed Route 66 Highway. The race recounted in this Emmy-nominated film became…
A Blackfeet Encounter - A true Native American story of courage, faith and hope set during the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
A Blackfeet Encounter uncovers the rich Blackfeet history and culture, traces the aftermath of the expedition's arrival and illustrates the challenges and triumphs of the Blackfeet people today.
Waila! Making the People Happy - Contemporary Dance Music of the Southern Arizona Indian Tribes.
Central European immigrants brought polka music to America in the mid-19th century but the people in the O'odham Indian nations in Arizona's Sonoran desert have made the mixture of accordions, saxophones and percussion all their own. Taken from the word…