Tribal TV

  • Pachamama: Our Reconnection with Mother Earth

    Movie

    This short film is an educational piece designed to create awareness about alternative ways people can help each other and Mother Earth: ways that have been practiced for thousands of years in indigenous cultures around the world. Pachamama takes us back to a simpler time: a time when we lived in...

  • The Strong People

    Movie

    The Strong People is an award-winning documentary chronicling the largest dam removal project in US history on the Elwha River in Olympic Peninsula, Washington. It is told through the eyes of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe that has long resided in the area, looking specifically at how these dams h...

  • Daughters of the Niger Delta

    Movie

    Three impoverished women struggle to survive amidst corporate irresponsibility and gender injustice.
    Hannah, Rebecca and Naomi live in the patriarchal world of the Niger Delta. Hannah had her land taken by her husband's family after his death, Rebecca wants to stop having children but her husban...

  • Gold Fever

    Movie

    Goldcorp Inc arrives in a remote village in Guatemala. Soon follows blown up mountains, despoiled water supplies and broken promises over jobs. As the gold frenzy brings in a profits bonanza for the company, the community launches a powerful resistance struggle. Dynamic and beautiful quality, thi...

  • A Bride For Barter?

    Movie

    Stuck between ancestral values and an ever changing modern world, the Huli people of Papua New Guinea find themselves struggling to maintain their tribal identity. An empathetic look at life's daily struggles.

    For hundreds of years, the Huli of Papua New Guinea lived by their ancient customs, ...

  • Maasai: A Warrior's Rite of Passage

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    The Maasai tribe, who live an exotic life on the border of Kenya, are the subject of this fascinating documentary about a people and place far removed from our own everyday reality. Filmmaker, Brad Minnich was granted unprecedented access to a three-day ceremony where Maasai Warriors gather, slau...

  • Dance with Your Heart

    Movie

  • First Language: The Fight to Save a Language

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    Over fourteen thousand Cherokee remain in their ancestral homelands in the mountains of North Carolina, but few among them still speak their native language. Recognizing its imminent loss, the Eastern Band of Cherokee are now taking extraordinary steps in a fight to revitalize the Cherokee language.

  • 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 lan...

  • Playground of the Native Son

    Movie

    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 Ce...

  • 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 ...

  • Shiloh
    Movie

    Shiloh

    Movie

    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...

  • Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation

    Movie

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

  • Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege

    Movie

    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.

  • Spirit Stones

    Movie

    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

  • Far Beyond the Sunrise: Stickmaker

    Movie

  • Little Brother of War

    Movie

  • Kaho`olawe Aloha `Aina

    Movie

    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 isl...

  • Ahupua`a Fishponds and Lo`i

    Movie

    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.

  • Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli

    Movie

    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 Kān...

  • El Caso Sarayaku

    Movie

  • Mālama Hāloa - Protecting the Taro

    Movie

    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 gene...

  • Pele's Appeal

    Movie

    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 o...

  • 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.