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  • Shiloh

    1 Video

  • Caution: May Contain Nuts

    3 Seasons

  • Chief

    1 Video

  • Native Awareness Now

    1 Season

  • Dome of Heaven

    1 Video

  • Animism: The God's Lake

    1 Season

  • Empire of Dirt

    1 Video

  • Derby Kings

    1 Video

  • U=Us

    1 Season

  • Rhymes For Young Ghouls

    2 Videos

  • Bionic Bannock Boys

    2 Seasons

  • American Indian Music

    1 Video

  • Bro'Town

    1 Season

  • Crooked Arrows

    2 Videos

  • Two Indians Talking

    1 Video

  • The Lesser Blessed

    2 Videos

  • Bizou

    1 Season

  • Amy's Mythic Mornings

    1 Season

  • Navajo Code Talkers

    1 Video

  • Down 2 Earth

    2 Seasons

  • Es Kime Ani

    1 Video

  • On Native Ground

    1 Season

  • Vitality Gardening

    1 Season

  • Game of Life

    1 Video

  • Healing the Warrior's Heart

    1 Video

  • Ode To A Mentor

    1 Video

  • Xit: Without Reservation

    1 Video

  • The Thick Dark Fog

    1 Video

  • Native Planet

    1 Season

  • Whaledreamers

    1 Video

  • The Creative Native

    1 Season

  • Cooking with the Wolfman

    1 Season

  • First Talk

    1 Season

  • Seasoned with Spirit

    1 Season

  • We Are Our Language

    1 Video

  • Sweetness In Life

    1 Season

  • Oskayak Down Under

    1 Season

  • Vitality Health

    3 Seasons

  • California Indian

    1 Video

  • The Activist

    1 Video

  • Canoe Way

    1 Video

  • Reign of the Jaguar

    1 Video

  • LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

    1 Video

  • Maria Remembered

    1 Video

  • We Still Live Here

    1 Video

  • Samala People

    1 Video

  • Le Dep

    1 Video

  • We Are All Related

    1 Video

  • Unshackled

    1 Video

  • Maria's Legacy

    1 Video

  • Contrary Warrior

    1 Video

  • The 8th Fire

    1 Video

  • Sitting Bull

    1 Video

  • On the Land

    1 Video

  • Manitou API

    1 Video

  • Taking Alcatraz

    1 Video

  • The Spirit of Sacajawea

    1 Video

  • Coming to Light

    1 Video

  • Heaven's Pass

    1 Video

  • Nevada Indian Stories

    1 Season

  • Native Nights Around the Fire

    1 Season

  • Bury My Heart At Tonawanda

    1 Video

  • Ghostriders

    1 Video

  • Aboriginal Waterways

    1 Video

  • Whistle in the Wind

    1 Video

  • Echoes from the Ancestors

    1 Video

  • Circle of Voices

    1 Video

  • The Gift of the Grandfathers

    1 Video

  • Cangleska Wakan

    1 Video

  • From the Heart

    1 Video

  • Sing Birds

    1 Video

  • Borderlands

    1 Video

  • Playground of the Native Son

    1 Video

  • Osage Tribal Murders

    1 Video

  • This Is A Stereotype

    1 Video

  • A Tale of Three Choices

    1 Video

  • Language of Victory

    1 Video

  • Sovereign's Water

    1 Video

  • A Tattoo On My Heart: The Warrio...

    1 Video

  • Native American Night Before Chr...

    1 Video

  • Survival

    1 Video

  • Ancestral Languages

    1 Video

  • I am the Warrior

    1 Video

  • Joseph's War Pony

    1 Video

  • Tribal Sovereignty

    1 Video

  • Tribal Journeys of the Northwest

    1 Video

  • Jaynelle: Its Never Easy to Esca...

    1 Video

  • K'ina Kil: The Slaver's Son

    1 Video

  • Inner Healing

    0 Videos

  • Starblanket: A Spirit Journey

    1 Video

  • Water is Life

    1 Video

  • Back to Pikangikum

    1 Video

  • Nuhoniyeh

    1 Video

  • Dugout

    1 Video

  • Confronting the Past

    1 Season

  • Aydaygooay

    1 Video

  • Peace Village

    1 Video

  • Dene

    1 Video

  • Rain In A Dry Land

    1 Video

  • Act of War: The Overthrow of the...

    1 Video

  • Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege

    1 Video

  • Spirit Stones

    1 Video

  • Far Beyond the Sunrise: Stickmaker

    1 Video

  • Gathering Up

    1 Video

  • Little Brother of War

    1 Video

  • Kapu Kaʻū

    1 Video

  • Pele's Appeal

    1 Video

  • Na Wai E Ho‘ōla I Nā Iwi – Who W...

    1 Video

  • El Caso Sarayaku

    1 Video

  • Kalo Pa'a o Waiāhole - Hard Taro...

    1 Video

  • Makua - To Heal the Nation

    1 Video

  • Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli

    1 Video

  • Kaho`olawe Aloha `Aina

    1 Video

  • Aloha Quest: Part 1

    1 Video

  • Waimānalo Eviction

    1 Video

  • The Caretakers of Ka Lae

    1 Video

  • Stolen Waters

    1 Video

  • Aloha Quest: Part 2

    1 Video

  • Ahupua`a Fishponds and Lo`i

    1 Video

  • Mālama Hāloa - Protecting the Taro

    1 Video

  • The Memory Trap

    1 Video

  • Allan Baldwin in Frame

    1 Video

  • The Fishing Club

    1 Video

  • One Who Talks to God

    1 Video

  • Sacred Mountain

    1 Video

  • The Breath of Life

    1 Video

  • The Witches of Gambaga

    1 Video

  • When Water Covered the World

    1 Video

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  1. Shiloh

    1 Video

    Shiloh is the inspiring story about a young female Native American boxer and her pursuit of the 2016 Ringside World Title. Already having won the 2015 Intercollegiate title, this full time college student and mother was no stranger to hard work and sacrifices, both in and outside of the ring. But her biggest fight was yet to come. Watch her journey as we get a glimpse of what it takes to become a fighter and as she reveals her heartfelt motivation ...

  2. Caution: May Contain Nuts

    3 Seasons

    CAUTION: May Contain Nuts is a fast paced sketch comedy series with a unique brand of humor. These assorted Nuts are a veritable United Nations troupe of performers, and no topic is off limits to this over the edge team. From Native Culture, Pop Culture, and Multi-Culture, the Nuts will tackle anything.

    Some content may not be suitable for children.

  3. Chief

    1 Video

    Semu Fatutoa drives a taxi in Honolulu, Hawaii. Once he was a village Chief in Samoa, but tragedy compelled him to cover his tattoos and flee his home. Now he drives in circles, slowly forgetting his old life. But his old life is looking for him. And a young Hawaiian girl, separated from her family on the eve of a disastrous day, desperately needs his help.

  4. Native Awareness Now

    1 Season

    NATIVE AWARENESS NOW is a new web series that isn't afraid to make us think critically, laugh out loud, or challenge the status quo. The series features actors, comedians, tribal leaders, and other native people from all walks of life.

  5. Dome of Heaven

    1 Video

    The Dome of Heaven is a contemporary film about the struggle for stability in a dysfunctional family. The father is Cherokee, the mother is German. They have two grown children, Franklin and Flutie. Flutie gets pushed to the side. She desires to go to college, though she cannot speak in class. Franklin, and their father work as auto mechanics. Their volatile relationship leads to fights, jail, and eventual tragedy.

  6. Animism: The God's Lake

    1 Season

    Melody Ravensfall, a 17 year old environmental activist, is discovering that her friends’ efforts to save the Gods’ Lake from condo developers are just only a small – scale skirmish in what is much larger war.

    Underneath the surface of the lake lies a Sacred Site that is the key to a timeless conflict between the supernatural forces of the Mother and the Wetiko, a creature who has held power for too long and whose minions have pushed our fragile...

  7. Empire of Dirt

    1 Video

    Three generations of First Nations' women ultimately find strength in family while confronting dysfunction from the family's past. When the teenage daughter suffers an overdose, single mother Lena packs them both up and heads to her estranged mother's home far from the city. A recovering drug user herself, Lena knows well the dangers of addiction, and realizes that her daughter's very life is at stake. But before these three women can reclaim the f...

  8. Derby Kings

    1 Video

    This film follows Jim Sundell (Tatanka Means) as he struggles to make sure his younger brother Ace (Jerry Wolf) appears at an impending trial. Ace, a demolition derby diehard, has other plans. With the local demolition derby looming, Ace makes a bold move that forces Jim to step far outside of his comfort zone. Derby Kings gives audiences insight into the struggles two Native American brothers face and explores how the ritual of the derby reinforce...

  9. U=Us

    1 Season

    U=us (You equals us) is all about Indigenous youth. Watch real-life stories of Indigenous youth who inspire, energize and show off their can-do accomplishments. From teens who participate in the Olympics, ones that grace the cover of fashion magazines, to “green-teens” who work to save the environment. Indigenous youth around the world are inspiring others to build a better world.

  10. Rhymes For Young Ghouls

    2 Videos

    Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.
    Rated "R" due to Violence, Drug Use, Language, Sexual References and Graphic Nudity.

  11. Bionic Bannock Boys

    2 Seasons

    Join the fun with the Bionic Bannock Boys, as they bring the laughter. Their hilarious sketch show is fun for all!. It is In Living Color meets the rez, as the boys assimilate your television set with their unique brand of comedy.

  12. American Indian Music

    1 Video

    American Indians have rich and varied musical traditions. The early film shares the songs and dances of tribes from various parts of the country performed in traditional regalia. The film explores of the social and ceremonial functions of the music in the modern day. The film culminates in a composition by the pre-eminent American Indian Composer, Louis Ballard, who inspired by Indian tribal music, has evolved a powerful and contemporary musical st...

  13. Bro'Town

    1 Season

    A modern day fairytale about five Auckland teenagers growing up in the big bad city. Bro'Town chronicles the schoolboy misadventures of Vale, Valea, Sione, Mack, and Jeff de Maori in a proudly suburban non-P.C. satire.

    New Zealand's first animated sitcom bro'Town became a hit at home and abroad. Heralded as the "Simpsons of the South Pacific" the series has won multiple awards and received critical acclaim.

  14. Crooked Arrows

    2 Videos

    Joe Logan (Brandon Routh), is eager to modernize his reservation, but first he must prove himself to his father, the tribal chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. Joe becomes the coach of the reservation's high-school lacrosse team, which must compete against the better-equipped and better-trained players of the elite Prep School League. Joe teaches his players the meaning of teamwork as they climb an uphill battle to the state championship finals.

  15. Two Indians Talking

    1 Video

    Two Indians Talking is a comedic drama about the conflicting opinions of two First Nations men as they prepare to set up a roadblock. Each man wants fiercely to do the right thing, but struggles with the question, "When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to do?"
    ADAM (Justin Rain) is a university-educated Native of the Seventh Generation, raised to believe that knowledge is the Indian's best tool for survival...

  16. The Lesser Blessed

    2 Videos

    Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Nation teenager filled with bravado and angst, fragile and yet angry, seeking clarity clouded by confusion, seeking to belong without belonging, comes the st...

  17. Bizou

    1 Season

    Bizou is a lively, animated, pre-school series that explores the wonderful world of animals as seen through the eyes of a cheerful little five year old native girl named Bizou.

    Through traditional storytelling, sing-alongs, book readings, live-action animal footage, colourful illustrations and animation, children learn to appreciate the connection they have to each other and the wonderful world of animals that surround them.

    Each episode is a...

  18. Amy's Mythic Mornings

    1 Season

    Amy’s Mythic Mornings is an animated children’s show that teaches the importance of problem solving by using the knowledge of Indigenous story telling. The central characters are a six-year-old girl named Amy and her friends Theodore and Casey who imagine themselves in the stories told by Amy’s Granny Louie. The trio become instrumental in the plot line by taking on the role of cultural heroes in each action-packed episode. Each Episode contains a ...

  19. Navajo Code Talkers

    1 Video

    One of the earliest documentaries made about the code and language that the Japanese could not break in the Pacific war, nor even know its origins. The film illustrates how the Navajo Code Talkers came about, their training and the use of the code in the war against the Japanese. The entire effort had been kept classified for many years and the Navajo lived with the long term secrecy which they were bound by. Then ultimately the long deserved recog...

  20. Down 2 Earth

    2 Seasons

    Down2Earth is new series that features Indigenous communities and individuals who are involved in land stewardship, clean energy, environmental action and sustainable living. Down2Earth visits Indigenous people across the Planet who use traditional knowledge and science to care for the Earth.

    The series combines stunning visuals of the flora and fauna of the rainforests, tundra, mountains, lakes, oceans, and rivers with intimate and revealing ...

  21. Es Kime Ani

    1 Video

    Es Kime Ani, a NativeFlix original film. Journey with the Tahltan, a group of Athabascan speaking First Nation people from present day northwest British Columbia as they take the painful first steps to heal their lives and community from generations of trauma associated with the forced assimilation policies of the Canadian government. The film illustrates how indigenous people use the power of forgiveness and ceremony in the healing process.

  22. On Native Ground

    1 Season

    On Native Ground (ONG), is an original entertainment program. Each episode features a role model and is hosted by studio anchors, Bela Longee and Danny Herrera. The ONG Youth Reporters cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.

  23. Vitality Gardening

    1 Season

    Host Coleen Rajotte believes that sharing traditional knowledge and practices restores and validates indigenous cultural practices and gives people the tools and resources to live in harmony with their environment and take better care of themselves. Vitality Gardening features gardens and traditional food practices from Canada’s northern populations, as well as features on healthy cooking from across North America.

  24. Game of Life

    1 Video

    Documentary explores the cultural and spiritual significance of the sport of Lacrosse to the people of the Onondaga Nation. Called the "Creator's Game" by the Onondagas, Lacrosse has its origins deep within the customs and beliefs of The Six Nations people. Interviews with players, tribal leaders and coaches help tell the story of the sport that has grown to span the world. The Onondaga Nation's involvement with feature film "Crooked Arrows" is als...

  25. Healing the Warrior's Heart

    1 Video

    Healing the Warrior's Heart examines the emotional trauma of war, through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. Many Native American traditions have long understood that helping heal emotionally and spiritually is key to maintaining a healthy society. Within many tribal communities, the return of tradition bearers using ceremonies, prayers, and sacred objects to help returning veterans reintegrate into society, reconnect with the nat...

  26. Ode To A Mentor

    1 Video

    Cherokee Sculptor Eddie Morrison talks about who inspired and mentored him. It was the greatest Native American artist of the 20th Century, Allan Houser. This short gives us a peek into how these two great artists met.

  27. Xit: Without Reservation

    1 Video

    In 1970, a young American Indian rock back burst upon the music scene. They carried a message of unity, hope, and truth to Indian people across America. Their lyrics brought to the surface the injustice that had been and continues to be inflicted upon Native America. They not only brought rock and roll to Indian people, they brought Idian consciousness to the world through rock and roll.
    On May 20th, 2000 they celebrated their 30th anniversary at ...

  28. The Thick Dark Fog

    1 Video

    Walter Littlemoon attended a federal Indian boarding school in South Dakota sixty years ago. The mission of many of these schools in 1950, was still to "kill the Indian and save the man." The children were not allowed to be Indians - to speak their language or express their culture or native identity in any way at the risk of being severely beaten, humiliated or abused. What effects did these actions cause? Many Indians, like Walter, lived with thi...

  29. Native Planet

    1 Season

    In the fight to protect mother earth, join host Simon Baker on a one of a kind, global road trip deep inside native communities passionately defending their way of life against overwhelming environmental threats.
    From New Zealand to Ecuador, Hawaii to Australia, Native Planet is a six part documentary series that transports you to the front lines of an Ingigenous inspired fight to protect mother earth. Travel the globe with series host and acclai...

  30. Whaledreamers

    1 Video

    Whaledreamers - the title alone evokes hypnotic visions of these most magnificent and ancient creatures. This visually stunning film offers an incredible glimpse into a rarely seen and scarcely understood tribal culture whose entire story of creation revolves around whales and has endured for centuries. The film passionately explores the connection between the subtle elegance of these “mothers of the sea” and ancient civilizations around the worl...

  31. The Creative Native

    1 Season

    Lively informative program dedicated to celebrating the diverse artistic excellence of the Indigenous Peoples World. Tamara Bell introduces unique Indigenous artists and craftspeople to the viewer, providing an entertaining and fun understanding of their history, art and culture.

  32. Cooking with the Wolfman

    1 Season

    An enthusiastic educator and entertainer, Chef David Wolfman is an internationally recognized expert in wild game and traditional First Nations cuisine. A member of the Xaxli’p First Nation in BC, David Wolfman is a classically trained Chef, Culinary Arts Professor at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto (for 20 years now). The series features David’s signature “Aboriginal Fusion: Traditional Foods with a Modern Twist”.

  33. First Talk

    1 Season

    First Talk With Tamara Bull was the first Native Talk show produced for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in Canada. Host Tamara Bull, Kim Harvey, Pauline Johnson, and Doreen Manuel offer lively dialogue and a variety of perspectives on current issues that encapsulate the Indigenous experience.

    Created, executive produced and hosted by Tamara Bull.

  34. Seasoned with Spirit

    1 Season

    SEASONED WITH SPIRIT offers viewers a culinary celebration of America’s bounty combining Native American history and culture with delicious, healthy recipes inspired by indigenous foods. Much more than simply a cooking series, each 30-minute episode of SEASONED WITH SPIRIT is a visually stunning, cultural adventure across the American landscape where viewers meet Native American peoples, see their breathtaking environs, learn their history and trad...

  35. We Are Our Language

    1 Video

    In the Yukon Province of Canada, there are fourteen First Nations and eight languages that are indigenous to the region. All of the languages are endangered, with the Tagish language no longer having any fluent speakers. "We Are Our Language" asks the question, what is lost when a language is lost?
    Follow the strory of colonialism, assimilation, resilience, struggle, and bravery for maintaining identity, family, and a way of life. The key to overc...

  36. Sweetness In Life

    1 Season

    The Sweetness in Life series features knowledgeable and enthusiastic hosts, healthy eating, physical activities, community profiles, interviews with elders, role models, health practitioners and other fascinating people from First Nations communities.
    Produced by Doug Cuthand.

  37. Oskayak Down Under

    1 Season

    This six part series follows a group of native students as they plan and work to finance a trip to Australia and New Zealand. The students are pupils of Oskayak High School in Saskatoon, a high school that has a large percentage of First Nations students.

  38. Vitality Health

    3 Seasons

    Want to improve your life through more exercise, healthier eating habits, and better management of your busy life? Join your host Coleen Rajotte as she shows both teens and adults how to live a life filled with Vitality. Coleen talks with experts in the field of medicine, fitness, nutrition, cooking and spirituality, and gets them to share the secrets to a healthier, happier life.

  39. California Indian

    1 Video

    Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor. At risk is the future of the tribe. Based on a true story and actual events at the Pomo Indian Tribe reservation in Northern California. The struggles inherent on reservations today are depicted in this true to life drama transcending current stereotypes of...

  40. The Activist

    1 Video

    In 1973, during the insurrection, Marvin and Bud, two Native American activists, are arrested and thrown in jail.
    Anna, Marvin's wife, died in an accident several months before.
    Marvin is devastated and Bud consoles his friend during this hard time.
    In jail, they must face two officers monitoring their every move and join forces with a young lawyer assigned to their case.
    Why does a Nixon representative visit them in jail? And a Senator? And a ...

  41. Canoe Way

    1 Video

    Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey documents the annual Tribal Journeys of Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people. Indigenous tribes and First Nations from Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska follow their ancestral pathways through the waters of Puget Sound, Inside Passage and the Northwest Coast. Families and youth reconnect with the past and each other. Ancient songs, dances, regalia, ceremonies, and language were almost lost and are coming back.

  42. Reign of the Jaguar

    1 Video

    Reign of the Jaguar is a film about the Maya's culture, ceremonies, rituals and events, seen through their eyes today. It is not a story with a typical beginning, middle and end. It was filmed on location in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the Mayan's language, with English narration. The film also deals with the Mayan viewpoint on the year 2012, and the coming together of the Maya and Aztec.

  43. LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

    1 Video

    chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history since the 1960s. Using interviews, archival footage and photographs, the films celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and highlights her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities and train emerging Native l...

  44. Maria Remembered

    1 Video

    Stories from the life of Maria Solares, revered matriarch of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash.

  45. We Still Live Here

    1 Video

    We Still Live Here tells the astonishing story of the return of a Native American language that was silenced for more than a century. Celebrated every Thanksgiving as "the Indians" who saved the Pilgrims from starvation and then largely forgotten, the Wampanoag of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard are now saying loud and clear, and in their native tongue, "As Nutayunean - We Still Live here."

  46. Samala People

    1 Video

    The Story of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

  47. Le Dep

    1 Video

    Le Dep is a psychological drama about Lydia, a young Innu woman, who routinely works at her father's convenience store in a small First-Nations community in Québec. One night, as she prepares to close up, she is held-up at gunpoint. This traumatic experience becomes even more perplex as she recognizes her assailant. Inadvertently, Lydia will be forced to make a decision that will forever change her life.
    Initial release: July 5, 2015 Director: Son...

  48. We Are All Related

    1 Video

    Follow along with Sonny, a young Choctaw boy as he walks along with his grandfather and learns how he is part of all creation and how we are all related to one another.

    Written and Direct by Gary Robison

  49. Unshackled

    1 Video

    This film shows the majestic beauty, peace, and balance of a part our Mother Earth that is rapidly being harmed and desecrated by human hands. Unshackled gives a very important and positive message about our magnificient planet, and how we can find ways to respect and take care of it. Director: Ed Breeding Program Length: 42 minutes

  50. Maria's Legacy

    1 Video

  51. Contrary Warrior

    1 Video

    Filmed in Nevada on the Paiute-Shoshone Indian Reservation, Contrary Warrior is an intimate first-person account on the life and work of Native American activist, artist, ceremonial leader, enemy of the state, and author, Adam Fortunate Eagle. After graduating from Haskell Institute in Kansas he moves to San Francisco and becomes a successful businessman and the “perfect” urban Indian. Injustices met by urban Indians motivate him to become an advoc...

  52. The 8th Fire

    1 Video

    The 8th Fire highlights the Anishnabe prophecy revealing the two choices that we now face on this planet -- Materialism and Destruction or the Spiritual path, which includes care for the earth and for each other. The 8th Fire is told through interviews with Anishnabe Elder Dave Courchene and others. It combines striking images, powerful music, extraordinary interviews relating to the Earth, Nature, and the great need for all the races of the Earth ...

  53. Sitting Bull

    1 Video

    Sitting Bull's own words, over six-hundred photographs and a compelling original music score bring to life this great American Indian's struggle to save his people's way of life against an ever-expanding westward movement of white settlers. This is powerful cinematic journey into the life and spirit of a legendary figure. No other film captures him with such depth of character and personality. Director: John Ferry Program Length: 83 minutes Release...

  54. On the Land

    1 Video

    Showcasing the old and new ways of sustainable living in Northern New Mexico from the ancient Taos Pueblo Indians, to centuries old Spanish farming and building to Anglo initiatives in solar energy and building and more.

  55. Manitou API

    1 Video

    This extraordinary documentary features Dave Courchene, a First Nations Elder and Frank Albo, an architectural historian, as they take the viewer on a mystical journey and together uncover ancient symbols in a Canadian government building, symbols that validate a present day First Nations Prophecy.Directors: Cindy Pickard, Bob Armstrong, Dave Courchene, Andy Pickard Program Length: 67 minutes Release Date: 2010

  56. Taking Alcatraz

    1 Video

    A new documentary by award winning filmmaker John Ferry, "Taking Alcatraz" revisits the story of American Indians occupying Alcatraz Island for nineteen months starting in November 1969 as told by the principal organizer, Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall.

  57. The Spirit of Sacajawea

    1 Video

    One of the most revered women in American history, Sacajawea has been romanticized and often misinterpreted by non-natives. Revolving around interviews with her tribal peoples as well as recognized historians, this documentary examines her life, her role in the Lewis & Clark journey, and her impact on the Country.

    Directors: Beverly Penninger, Alyson Young Program Length: 60 minutes Release Date: February 21, 2007

  58. Coming to Light

    1 Video

    Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) was a driven, charismatic, obsessive artist, a photographer who set out in 1900 to document traditional Indian life. He rose from obscurity to become the most famous photographer of his time, created an enormous body of work -- 10,000 recordings, 40,000 photographs, and a full length ethnographic motion picture -- and died poor and forgotten. His work was rediscovered in the 1970s and is now synonymous with photography ...

  59. Heaven's Pass

    1 Video

    Kaska guide George McDonald provides a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of the Kaska Dena through a four-season tour through an important part of the Kaska Dena Traditional Territory in the heart of the Muskwa-Kechika Special Management Area, in Northern British Columbia.

  60. Nevada Indian Stories

    1 Season

    Nevada Stories is an online video series that focuses on folk and traditional native artists, specific local native traditions, and Nevada’s landscape.

  61. Native Nights Around the Fire

    1 Season

    The true beginning of Native American storytelling. At night, safe and warm, around a fire. NativeFlix offers an alternative to the fireplace video with a new series called "Native Nights Around The Fire". The series features variety of fire videos from inside the most iconic dwellings the Native Peoples of North America once lived.

  62. Bury My Heart At Tonawanda

    1 Video

    Shunned by 19th century society, a man with a disability finds love and acceptance with the Seneca Nation. Bury My Heart with Tonawanda tells the story of John Harrison, a developmentally disabled boy with Downs Syndrome, who is rejected by his own family, but accepted and nurtured by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.

    The film teaches us about Seneca culture, beliefs and myths. Above all, the story reveals the positive effects of love and respect a...

  63. Ghostriders

    1 Video

    The Bigfoot Memorial Ride, an annual 300-mile journey on horseback, helps the Lakota Nation "wipe the tears" shed for the massacre of Lakota men, women and children at Wounded Knee in 1896, and for more recent hardships. Participants convey the ride's spirit of sacrifice and remembrance, and the Lakota people's determination to build a better future.
    Director: Vincent Blackhawk Aamodt
    Program Length: 58 minutes Release Date: 2003

  64. Aboriginal Waterways

    1 Video

    The indigenous perspective of the Great Saskatchewan river system in the northern province of Saskatchewa, Canada, and its abundance of wildlife, stories, and tradition. Narrated by Cree Actor Gordon Tootoosis and directed by Doug Cuthand.

  65. Whistle in the Wind

    1 Video

    Set high in the Andes mountains and based on a Bolivian myth, Whistle in the Wind is a short film that tells the story of Gonzalo, an Aymara Indian boy, and his favorite llama, Mayta.

  66. Echoes from the Ancestors

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    Echoes from the Ancestors breaths spectacular scenic beauty and life back into some of the first wise and powerful inhabitants of the land we call America. Echoes from the Ancestors, can be that open door whereby the beginning of a deeper understanding and healing begins. Listen carefully to the words of the "wise ones", as you enjoy the majestic wilderness scenery of New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming which was and is the Native American homeland. D...

  67. Circle of Voices

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    Circle of Voices is a program that was developed for Aboriginal youth in an urban setting. It is based on two themes: identity and the multigenerational effects of residential schools. Twenty five participants were taken in and professional resources were pooled to assist youth in a program that was developed out of the concerns of the community.
    Premiered at imagineNATIVE - Aboriginal Media Arts Festival 2000, Sept. Awarded Best Video production.

  68. The Gift of the Grandfathers

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    The First Nation peoples who travelled the Great Plains by horseback some three centuries ago were Canada's first cowboys. Today, horsemanship remains a vibrant part of Western First Nations culture. Tracing the colorful history of North American Indian cowboys and rodeos through to the present day. Traveling to the four corners of the Great Plains, the film follows some Native cowboys and cowgirls as they make their way to the all-important Indian...

  69. Cangleska Wakan

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    Cangleska Wakan is a Lakota term meaning Sacred Circle or Hoop. It is based on the Sioux concept that everything in the universe is interrelated, human beings and all things which exist in their environment are connected in one continuous process of growth and development. Cangleska being circle and Wakan meaning holy or sacred. The film addresses the concept of the Sacred Hoop through the eyes and voices of the Lakota Nation. Shot on the Pine Ridg...

  70. From the Heart

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    “From The Heart' focuses on the tribes of the southwest that 'sing bird'. These bird songs are the traditional social songs that speak of the origins of the people and their mythic and actual travels during ancient times. The songs are so old that many of the words are archaic and not understood by the singers.

    Produced and Directed by Sean Owen (2010).

  71. Sing Birds

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    “Sing Birds” tells the story of the Cahuilla Bird Songs, their history, their almost disappearing, their resurgence and their import for the Cahuilla of today is told by members (elders, tribal leaders, young people and bird singers} of the Cahuilla community themselves. Bird songs are the traditional social songs that speak of the origins of the Cahuilla people of Southern California, their mythic or actual travels during ancient times, and descri...

  72. Borderlands

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    “Borderlands” is the story of Cahuilla artist Gerald Clarke's return to the Cahuilla reservation in Southern, CA. Gerald’s performance art, satirizing television shows (e.g. Antiques Road Show and Extreme Makeover) highlights the dilemmas and incongruities of Native American life today.

    Produced and Directed by Sean Owen

  73. Playground of the Native Son

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    Playground of the Native Son is the story of first and only All-Native American Professional Football team. During the 1920's and early 1930's. they had a twenty-two game winning streak and earned a chance to play against the World Champion New York Giants.

    56 minutes (2015).

    Produced by Celia Xavier
    Directed by Michael Nash

  74. Osage Tribal Murders

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    Surviving the Reign of Terror - The Osage Indian Murders
    While the roaring twenties was in full swing, Oklahoma had become the hideout for just about every criminal and con man in the country. Law enforcement officers, lawyers, judges weren't safe.

    Oil had been discovered on Osage Indian lands in Oklahoma and Osage men and women holding the oil rights began turning up murdered. This is the true story, the one you won't find in history books, ...

  75. This Is A Stereotype

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    This Is A Stereotype is an artistic narrative about the possible causes and effects surrounding Indigenous identity with the intention to socially engage the public. The project is compiled of historical footage sourced from the Archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ "Native American Video Tape Archive, 1976” juxtaposed with imagery and interviews from contemporary artists, scholars, and activists from across the United States. This Is ...

  76. A Tale of Three Choices

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  77. Language of Victory

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    The use of Native American languages for military codes that helped the US during the time of need.

  78. Sovereign's Water

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    Follow the Hoopa Tribe and its members in their journey to protect their lands, water, animals, and their way of life.

  79. A Tattoo On My Heart: The Warriors of...

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    A Tattoo On My Heart, This documentary reveals the dramatic and emotional story of the men and women who struggled for survival inside the bunkers and ravines at Wounded Knee. This movie was filmed on the 30th Anniversary of the confrontation between the United States Government and its supporters on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and a coalition of traditional Indians and members of the American Indian Movement. The 71 day Seige resulted in tw...

  80. Native American Night Before Christmas

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    An animated whimsical look at what Christmas eve might be like for a magical American Indian village where tipis and TVs co-exist when the native Santa Claus named Old Red Shirt comes to deliver goodies for native children.

  81. Survival

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    After being kicked out of the tribe on a top TV series called "Survival", Grant commits to out-surviving everyone by going out and finding Bigfoot. He enlists the help of a local expert and sets off on his quest, but what he finds may not be worth what he loses.

  82. Ancestral Languages

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    Of the 100 or so indigenous languages once spoken in California, at
    least half have no speakers and the rest are spoken by a handful of people, giving this state the dubious distinction of being one of the world's greatest cemetery of native languages. This short film examines and celebrates the revitalization of California's tribal languages and chronicles the pioneering activities of linguists, teachers and tribal peoples who have dedicated the...

  83. I am the Warrior

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    I am the warrior, This short film illustrates what it has meant for Native Americans to serve in the U.S. armed forces from the Revolutionary War to modern times. This award-winning production was featured in the Veterans Day Short Film Competition held by the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

  84. Joseph's War Pony

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    Follow eighteen year old Joseph and his father who attempts to help Joseph learn how to ride a bike without training wheels. A humorous take on natives learning the ways of Suburbia.

  85. Tribal Sovereignty

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    This is an educational program produced to answer frequently asked questions about American Indian tribal governments and the roots of tribal sovereignty. Among other things, it discusses the U.S. Constitution's explicit acknowledgement of tribal sovereignty and Native peoples as political entities, not ethnic minorities.Director: Gary Robinson Release Date: 2007

  86. Tribal Journeys of the Northwest

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    This 15-minute film documents the largest gathering of tribally based, ocean-going canoes in history and celebrates the rebirth and growing vitality of the Native American cultures of the Northwest.
    Recorded primarily during the summer of 2008, the camera captures the spirit of indigenous peoples of the region as they invest their heart, soul and physical strength into what has become an annual event known simply as “Tribal Journeys.”
    Much cultu...

  87. Jaynelle: Its Never Easy to Escape th...

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    Coleen Rajotte's first feature Documentary. Ms. Rajotte followed a young native woman for more than 2 years of her life. Jaynelle Kennedy dreams of finishing school and building a better future for herself and her two young boys. Instead, she faces a reality haunted by the ghosts of childhood abuse. Multi-Award Winning. Screened around the world. Used as a training tool by social service agencies all over North America.

  88. K'ina Kil: The Slaver's Son

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    In 1850, the California sex slave industry was thriving in the mining towns that began popping up along the American River. Young native girls were being kidnapped from their families and tribes. Tintah is a young man whose mother was a slave and he was a product of her servitude. He now is a free man living on the river as a carver and master woodworker. When his love interest is captured by slavers, he sets out to free her. In the end, by serendi...

  89. Inner Healing

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    Autistic since childhood, filmmaker Adrian Esposito and his family have searched for a cure for his autism all of his life. One day, Adrian accidentally stumbled upon some reel to reel tapes of Cherokee healer and visionary, Rolling Thunder in his mother’s basement. Impressed by Rolling Thunder’s teachings, he questioned whether native American medicine men and healers could help him find a cure or at least help him deal with troublesome symptoms o...

  90. Starblanket: A Spirit Journey

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    At the age of 24, Noel Starblanket was one of the youngest First Nations chiefs in North America. At the age of 29, he became Chief of all Canadian Indians when he was elected president of the National Indian Brotherhood [now referred to as The Assembly of First Nations]. Outspoken, rebelliious and sometimes outrageous, he was the subject of the 1973 National Film Board of Canada production titled simply, Starblanket. Through the universal language...

  91. Water is Life

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    Water is Life documents the Stikine River and watershed, one of the last untouched and pristine watersheds on the Planet. Providing clean water and healthy habitat for Chinook, coho, sockeye, chum, and pink salmon, as well as steelhead trout, ooligan, Dungeness crab, and moose, the Stikine River is the heritage, the livelihood, and the future of thousands of Alaskans.

  92. Back to Pikangikum

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    An Aboriginal and former television reporter, filmmaker Coleen Rajotte was deeply affected by a trip to the Pikangikum First Nation in 1994. Pikangikum, located in northwestern Ontario, has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. What has changed since Rajotte’s visit? Has the suicide epidemic worsened or improved? What is being done in communities across Canada to tackle this problem? What Coleen Rajotte finds out will shock and outrage vie...

  93. Nuhoniyeh

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    Exploration of the history of the Sayisi Dene, a people of the ecological and cultural borderlands between tundra and forest in Canada.
    This film introduces the complex politics, land rights, cultural ecology and processes of cultural destruction and rebirth of widespread concern in the circumpolar Arctic.

  94. Dugout

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    Nineteen young people, off the grid on an island in the Yukon River must carve a sea-going canoe true to an ancient design that will carry them off the island. In the process they will live together bonded by creative work and transform themselves. This film is about the redemptive power of Art and the power of community to heal.

  95. Confronting the Past

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    Confronting the Past tells the story of the Gott children, Marlene, Chris and Eric, who were young children when their parents were tragically killed in a car crash. Extended family were caring for the children when social workers scooped the kids and adopted them to an American family in New Orleans. Far away from their culture and family the children found themselves lost and in an abusive home.

    A moving story of what happened to the Gott chil...

  96. Aydaygooay

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    Animation interwoven with live action footage from the central barrens and tundra forest of northern Manitoba tells a legend of the Sayisi Dene First Nation. When the caribou are disrespected by some young women of the community, they do not return the next season to be hunted. Using his special powers, Aydaygooay brings the caribou back to his people. This story was told to the filmmaker in 1975 by her father John Clipping.

  97. Peace Village

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    Witness indigenous Elders from throughout the Americas embodying peace and sustainability in a world overrun with war and environmental devastation. For several Elders this is the first time they have allowed themselves or their Teachings to be filmed. They do so now to deliver a powerful wake-up call, weaving ancient prophecies, humor, and the latest from quantum physics to guide future generations.
    Peace Village Founder, Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo, has ...

  98. Dene

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    Early film chronicling the federal government of Canada's removal of a tribe of Dene from their ancestral homeland and their struggle to return home and rebuild their lives and community. (1972).

    Produced by Allan Code with translations by Mary Code

  99. Rain In A Dry Land

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    Rain in a dry land is a film about travel, culture shock, a leap from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century as two devout Muslim families find new homes in urban America. We meet these families in their 'cultural orientation class' in a refugee camp in Kenya, where they are preparing for their new lives. In a classroom they discover ice, a refrigerator, a bathtub, and learn about elevators, stairs, and buildings taller than one story. As their...

  100. Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawa...

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    Act of War is an educational documentary of the events surrounding the overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation in 1893 by US forces.

  101. Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege

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    This film paints a portrait of a mountain that has become a symbol of the Hawaiian struggle for physical, cultural and political survival. The program explores conflicting forces as they play themselves out in a contemporary island society where cultures collide daily.

  102. Spirit Stones

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    A contemporary dreamtime story about the powerful and transcendent nature of love, and the importance of keeping original native culture and language alive.
    Directed and Produced by Millie Rose Heywood

  103. Far Beyond the Sunrise: Stickmaker

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  104. Gathering Up

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    Gathering Up Again , Examines the Santa Fe Fiesta, America's oldest continuous community celebration, which commemorates the Spaniards' so called "bloodless reconquest" of the Pueblo Indian lands in 1692 in what became known as the State of New Mexico.
    This film ultimately, raised issues that needed to be opened up for both Native Americans and Hispanics specifically related to the portrayal of the Native Americans in the Fiesta.

  105. Little Brother of War

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  106. Kapu Kaʻū

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    Kapu Kaʻū is a unique portrait of one of Hawai‘i's most remote and rugged districts, Ka‘ū, located on the southern flanks of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawai‘i. The people of Ka‘ū, known historically for their independence and resilience, relate stories of a lifestyle closely tied to the land and the sea.

  107. Pele's Appeal

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    In the swirling volcanic steam and misty rain forest of KĪlauea volcano's east rift zone on the island of Hawai‘i, two forces meet head on. Geothermal development interests, seeking to clear the rain forest for drilling operations, are opposed by native Hawaiians seeking to stop the desecration of the fire goddess, Pele.

  108. Na Wai E Ho‘ōla I Nā Iwi – Who Will S...

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    From an ancient burial site at Honokahua, Maui, to the streets of Honolulu, the issue of protecting ancestral remains from development is brought passionately to the public’s attention by Hawaiian descendants.

  109. El Caso Sarayaku

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  110. Kalo Pa'a o Waiāhole - Hard Taro of W...

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    This program explores the issues surrounding the allocation of water that flows in the Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu. The title comes from an old saying referring to the stubbornness of the people of Waiāhole valley. This program documents their determination to regain the water that was taken from windward streams in the early 1900's to irrigate sugar plantations on the drier leeward side.

  111. Makua - To Heal the Nation

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    Located on the western tip of the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu, Mākua has long been a place of refuge for Kānaka Maoli, native Hawaiians.

  112. Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli

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    In August 1993, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina spent twelve days capturing on video the proceedings Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli — Peoples' International Tribunal Hawai‘i, 1993, in which the United States and the state of Hawai‘i were put on trial for crimes against the original people of Hawai‘i, the Kānaka Maoli.

  113. Kaho`olawe Aloha `Aina

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    Kahoʻolawe Aloha ʻĀina focuses on the cultural, political and military significance of the "target island" of Kaho‘olawe in the Hawaiian archipelago. The Hawaiian term aloha ‘āina refers to love of the land, the basis of Hawaiian cultural belief that animates the current movement to bring the island back to life.

  114. Aloha Quest: Part 1

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    Selected segments from a historic 6-hour educational television presentation on Hawaiian sovereignty, broadcast on KFVE, Dec. 19, 1999 and streamed to the world over the Internet. Co-produced by Aloha First and Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina, Aloha Quest was hosted by Ed Kaahea, Iaukea Bright and Kaiulani Edens.

  115. Waimānalo Eviction

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    In 1985, a group of houseless native Hawaiians took a stand for their right to live at Waimānalo Beach Park, an area set aside as Hawaiian Home Lands.

  116. The Caretakers of Ka Lae

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    The story of a Hawaiian family who made a home at Ka Lae (South Point), a remote and rugged area at the southernmost tip of the island of Hawai‘i.

  117. Stolen Waters

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    This video documents the battle over the water in Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu, where taro farmers and long-time residents seek to reclaim the natural stream waters that were taken in the early 1900's by sugar plantations.

  118. Aloha Quest: Part 2

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    Selected segments from a historic 6-hour educational television presentation on Hawaiian sovereignty, broadcast on KFVE, Dec. 19, 1999 and streamed to the world over the Internet. Co-produced by Aloha First and Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina, Aloha Quest was hosted by Ed Kaahea, Iaukea Bright and Kaiulani Edens.

  119. Ahupua`a Fishponds and Lo`i

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    The Hawaiian system of land use allowed access to all resources in the ahupua‘a, a land division that stretched from mountain to sea. Within the ahupua‘a, highly specialized technologies such as fishponds and lo‘i kalo (taro gardens) ensured an abundance of food.

  120. Mālama Hāloa - Protecting the Taro

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    Taro grower and Native Hawaiian practitioner Jerry Konanui works to propagate and save from extinction the numerous varieties of kalo (taro), a staple of the Hawaiian diet. Jerry’s mission is also to protect kalo, revered as the elder sibling (Hāloa) of the Hawaiian people, from the risks of genetic engineering.

  121. The Memory Trap

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    Allan Code, Yukon filmmaker, goes on a northern journey to Yukon and Alaska’s most remote wilderness areas. For a year, Code follows the FortyMile Caribou Herd in its migration in order to tell their story of survival and how traditional knowledge and science saved them from extinction. This herd was once one of the greatest mainland herds in North America, counted at half a million animals in 1920; and reduced to less than 5,000 in 1970. This doc...

  122. Allan Baldwin in Frame

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    As Baldwin was once told by a Maori lady, "you know last time I had my photo taken my Moko faded". Baldwin's perseverance makes sure that Maori Moko wont "fade".This beautifully observed documentary examines an extraordinary spiritual society and a sensitive artist, asking powerful questions about the balance between maintaining tradition and following modernity.

  123. The Fishing Club

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    One of Hawai‘i’s last pristine shorelines is about to be turned into a large resort. A group of close friends, who call themselves “The Fishing Club,” have always considered this to be “their beach” and hatch a plan to stop the development. A serious story with a sense of humor, The Fishing Club is based on a “what if” idea. What if a small group of people with a connection to the land could stop the construction – how would they do it? Each member...

  124. One Who Talks to God

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  125. Sacred Mountain

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  126. The Breath of Life

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  127. The Witches of Gambaga

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    The Witches of Gambaga is the extraordinary story of a community of women condemned to live as witches in Northern Ghana. Painful experience and insight come together to create an intimate portrait of the lives of women ostracized by their communities.

  128. When Water Covered the World

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    A story that goes back into the distant past, about 12,000 years ago, when animals worked together to save the world. This Sayisi Dene Legend was recorded in 1974 and was told by John Clipping. He was born around 1900. Most of the Sayisi Dene at that time still followed the seasonal round of thousands of miles that took them far to the north, near the calving grounds of the barren-ground caribou and south to the big lakes and caribou winter range f...

  129. Chimbumbe

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    Catalina Luango falls in love with a fish and gets swallowed by a marsh. Her family will try to rescue her from the world of the Chimbumbe. An adaptation of a traditional oral tale from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia.