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Foreigners in Their Own Land
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans
PBS
Explores the period from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico…
Who Owns the Past?
The final decades of the twentieth century brought unprecedented changes for American Indians, especially in the areas of human rights and tribal sovereignty. In 1990, after a long struggle between Indian rights groups and the scientific establishment, the Native American…
We Were Children - The Traumatic Legacy of Residential Schools
In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of 2 children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from…
Across the Americas - Indigenous Perspectives
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles indigenous people from North, South, and Central America speaking out about their common legacies of survival and contemporary struggles over land, human rights, and the environment. Columbus Didn't Discover Us…
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Beyond Recognition - Women Preserving Native Culture
After decades struggling to protect her ancestors' burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco's sprawl, a Native woman from a federally unrecognized tribe and her allies occupy a development site to prevent desecration of sacred ground. When this fails to…
Fighting for our right to a healthy environment - Ada Lockridge and Ron Plain
This episode of The Green Interview features Ron Plain and Ada Lockridge, two members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, a native community in the heart of Ontario's notorious "Chemical Valley," who have launched a lawsuit to prove that Canadians have…
Standing Silent Nation
What does a family have to endure to create a future for itself? When the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed an ordinance separating industrial hemp from its illegal cousin, marijuana, Alex White Plume and his family glimpsed a brighter future. Having…
Free Flight - Protecting natural resources in Honduras
Free Flight is a documentary on the Miskito people of Honduras and their attempt to save their natural resources, especially the scarlet macaw, from land-grabbers and poachers intent on destroying them. The Misquitos are a pre-industrial society who believe that…
Profound Lessons from Indigenous Law: John Borrows
Interview with John Borrows, one of Canada's most prolific and celebrated legal scholars and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota. Borrows, who is Anishinaabe and a member of the Cape Croker First Nation in Ontario's Bruce Peninsula,…
A Way of Living Developed over Millennia: Edmund Metatawabin
Interview with Edmund Metatawabin, a Cree leader and author who has radical lessons for anyone trying to quit an oppressive, wage-based way of life, and for an industrial society that is struggling to become sustainable. This Green Interview covers an…
Larry Kowalchuk
This episode of the Green Interview features Larry Kowalchuk, a human rights and environmental lawyer who is representing two groups of New Brunswick citizens in fundamental and dramatic legal challenges to the fossil fuel industry and the governments that support…