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  • 1,000 Years of Song: The Apache
    20 minutes VHS
    Authentically costumed Apache Indians perform songs and dances. Describes the social and ceremonial functions of the music.
    1998.
  • 1840 Cherokee Trial of Archilla Smith
    60 minutes VHS
    Presents a re-enactment of the trial of Archilla Smith, an accused murderer, taken directly from trial transcripts.
    1995.
  • 4wheelwarpony
    5 minutes VHS
    Multi-screen experimental film juxtaposing historic archive photos and modern reenactments of 19th century White Mountain Apache scouts with 21st century skateboarding Apache youth.
    2008.
  • 500 Nations
    372 minutes DVD
    500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact. Hosted and produced by Kevin Costner.
    2004.
  • 5th World
    75 minutes DVD
    Two young Navajos fall in love as they hitchhike across the Navajo Nation only to find tradition plays a large role in the outcome of their developing relationship.
    2007.
  • A Conference Celebrating Peter Iverson
    336 minutes DVD
    A conference held at Arizona State University, Tempe, presenting the acheivements of Dr. Peter Iverson, a scholar of modern American Indian history and the North American West and professor at Arizona State University.
    2010.
  • A Good Day to Die
    90 minutes DVD
    Chronicles the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, providing an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding AIM's formation. Includes public performance rights.
  • A Place In Time: The Conversion of Phoenix Indian School
    34 min DVD
    Documentary on the history of the Phoenix Indian School. This was a capstone project to complete degree requirement.
    2012.
  • A Seat At That Table: Struggling for American Indian Religious Freedom
    90 minutes DVD
    Explores the problems faced by Native Americans in practicing their religious ceremonies and beliefs. Includes public performance rights.
    2005.
  • A Thousand Roads
    40 minutes DVD
    The lives of four Native American takes a significant turn as they confront the crises that arise in a single day.
    2005.
  • A Tribe of One
    39 minutes DVD
    Chronicles the life and family history of Rhonda Larrabee, who grows up thinking she is a Chinese and French descent, but then discovers she is half-native. She is part of a forgotten First Nation in New Westminster, B.C. -the Qayqayt First Nation - and she helps re-establish the band and becomes its Chief. Includes public performance rights.
    2007.
  • Aboriginal Architecture, Living Architecture
    93 minutes DVD
    Aboriginal architecture living architecture offers an in-depth look into the diversity of North American Native architecture. Featuring expert commentary and imagery, this program provides a virtual tour of seven aboriginal communities- Pueblo, Mohawk, Inuite, Crow, Navajo, Coast Salish, and Haida- revealing how each is actively reinterpreting and adapting traditional forms for contemporary purposes.
    2005.
  • Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation
    58 minutes VHS
    Chronicles the history and condition of Hawaiians from their creation to the present, focusing on the overthrow of the Hawaiian government in 1893. Commentators Haunani-Kay Trask, Lilikal¯a Kame‘eleihiwa, Jon Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio and Kekuni Blaisdell give a Hawaiian perspective to events which led to Hawaii's annexation to the United States.
    1993.
  • Alcatraz is Not an Island
    58 minutes DVD
    "Alcatraz Is Not and Island" examines the experiences of those involved in the occupation of Alcatraz Island for 19 months starting in November of 1969. It also explores the impact of the occupation on Native Americans nationwide. Out of Alcatraz came the "Red Power" movement of the 1970s, which has been called the lost chapter of the Civil Rights era, and more than 70 other Indian occupations of Federal facilities.
    2002.
  • Allan Houser Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master
    54 minutes DVD
    An introduction to the work of artist, Allan Houser, a sculptor known for Apache themes.
    2005.
  • Aloha Quest
    120 minutes VHS
    v. 1. Kumulipo -- History of health -- The Hawaiian Kingdom -- What is a Hawaiian subject? -- Attempted overthrow of 1893 -- Tears of a nation -- Anti-annexation petitions -- The annexation that never was -- August 12, 1998 Centennial -- Early 1900's newsreel of Lili'uokalani -- Internal laws of the U.S. -- Supreme Court and International Courts -- v. 2. Senate debate on Apology resolution, October 1993 -- United Church of Christ Apology, 1993 -- Aloha March on Washington -- Kanu o ka'A¯ini Hawaiian Academy -- Aha Pu¯nana Leo animations -- Mauna Kea -- Ola Na¯Iwi (repatriation of ancestral remains).
    2000.
  • American Experience: In the White Man's Image
    60 minutes VHS
    Explains how Richard Pratt's experiment on the assimilation of American Indians led to boarding schools, a form of cultural genocide.
    1989.
  • American Indian Homelands
    78 minutes DVD
    "The film powerfully highlights efforts to redness more than a century's worth of legal and political moves undermining Indian land ownership and sovereignty, going back to the 1887 General Allotment Act: the national fight to recover lost lands is being led by the Twin Cities-based Indian Tenure Land Foundation."
    2005.
  • American Indians : Yesterday and Today
    19 minutes VHS
    A young Shoshone-Paiute man from CA, an elderly northern Cheyenne man from Montana, and a young Seneca woman from NY State, tell about the history and modern life-styles of their tribes.
    1990.
  • American Outrage
    56 minutes DVD
    A young Shoshane-Paiute mand from CA, an elderly northern Cheyenne man from NY State, tell about the history and modern life-styles of their tribes.
    2008.
  • America's Indians: The Bison Hunters
    13 minutes VHS
    Describes painter George Catlin's enchantment with the life of the Plains Indians in the mid-19th century.
    1986.
  • America's Indians: The Death of the Bison
    13 minutes VHS
    Depicts the westward expansion of the white settlers and the effect this had on the Indians who lost their land and the great buffalo herds.
    1986.
  • America's Indians: The Indians Were There First
    13 minutes VHS
    A brief survey of the first Indians to cross the landbridge to the North American continent from Asia. Describes tribes that settled in regions of the continent.
    1986.
  • America's Indians: The Warpath
    13 minutes VHS
    As settlers pushed the Indians further west, war broke out as the Indians tried to retain the lands they inhabited.
    1986.
  • America's Indians : When the White Man Came
    13 minutes VHS
    A brief survey of the predominant North American Indian tribes, their geographical locations and customs.
    1986.
  • America's Indians: The Trail of Tears
    13 minutes VHS
    Describes the westward expansion of the U.S. which led to the seizure of Indian lands and the destruction of Indian culture.
    1986.
  • Anasazi: Hisatsinom - The Ancient Ones
    24 minutes VHS
    Weaving mythology, archaeology, and ethnography together, this film introduces and gives an overview of the prehistoric Anasazi culture, revered by today's Pueblo peoples of the American Southwest.
    1984.
  • Ancient Spirit, Living Word; The Oral Tradition
    58 minutes VHS
    Presents different opinions of oral tradition in the past and where oral tradition is heading in the future.
    1984-1996.
  • Apache 8
    58 minutes VHS
    Presents different opinions of oral tradition in the past and where oral tradition is heading in the future.
    1984-1996.
  • Apache Mountain Spirits
    58 minutes VHS
    A young Apache man, growing up in the White Mountains of Arizona, learns from Apache stories and makes decisions about his life.
    1985.
  • Arts of the Eskimo: An Arctic Adventure
    23 minutes VHS
    The Inupiaq, Inuit and Aleut arts and crafts present a wide range of materials from ivory, wood and bone to fur, feather, baleen and stone. We see both practical and ceremonial objects as well as work by contemporary artists.
    1995.
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
    172 minutes DVD
    A retelling of an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge in the Igloolik region, focusing on two brothers: Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq.
    2000.
  • Backbone of the World
    57 minutes DVD
    Burdeau explores issues of environmental, historical, and cultural preservation as they relate to the Blackfeet community. Set amidst the splendor of the northern Rockies, known to the Blackfeet as "the backbone of the world," this program juxtaposes the ancient legend of Scarface with contemporary stories from the Native American experience.
    1998.
  • Bambi
    60 minutes VHS
    Animated film about a deer and how the phases of its life parallel the cycle of seasons in the forest. Arapaho language version.
    1989.
  • Barking Water
    78 minutes DVD
    A film about a dying Native American's final journey with a loving companion by his side.
    2010.
  • Before Columbus: #04 - Teaching Indians to be White
    28 minutes VHS
    Native children find it nearly impossible to balance the white view they are taught with the language and values they learn at home, representing a major problem for native children.
    1993.
  • Bilingualism: Right or Priviledge in America
    20 minutes VHS
    LAB FILM M-8
    16mm sound film dealing with the benefits of bilingual education.
    1978.
  • Black Indians: An American Story
    60 minutes VHS
    Explores what brought Native Americans and African Americans together, what drove them apart, and the challenges that they face today.
    2000.
  • Bones of Contention: Native American Archaeology
    49 minutes VHS
    The bones of more than 10,000 Native Americans unearthed at archaeological sites across the U.S. have become the central issue in a war of ideas that pits scientists, historians, and museum curators against many Native American groups.
    1998.
  • Broken Rainbow
    70 minutes DVD
    Documentary on the forced relocation of 12,000 Navajos from their ancestral homeland in Arizona that began in the 1970's and continues to this day.
    2006
  • Broken Treaty at Battle Mountain
    60 minutes VHS
    Documentary account of a struggle for land between a group of Shoshone Indians of western Nevada and the U.S. government. Shows the conflict between traditional Indians who would rather fight than lose tribal lands, and others who would rather accept payment and cooperate.
    1984.
  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
    132 minutes DVD
    Chronicles the displacement of the American Indians as the U.S. expanded west.
    2007.
  • By Design: A New Direction
    39 minutes VHS
    Two separate works giving an overview of the Sinte Gleska College located in Rosebud, South Dakota which serves the Rosebud Indian Reservation community. Shows the impact the college has had on the surrounding community.
    1980.
  • By This Song I Walk: Navajo Song
    25 minutes VHS
    No part of Navajo life remains untouched by song. Andrew Natonabah sings as he travels through Canyon de Chelly where the Navajo believe the songs were originally created, and he discusses the songs and their origin with his children and with the audience. Includes video guide.
    1980.
  • California's "Lost" Tribes
    56 minutes DVD
    Explores the impact of casino gaming on Indian identity and tribal sovereignty in California.
    2005.
  • Canary Effect, The
    63 minutes DVD
    Follows abuses instilled upon the indigenous people of North America and details the genocidal practices of the U.S. government and its continuing present day effects.
    2007.
  • Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey
    54 minutes DVD
    Documentary of 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.
    2009.
  • Carvers of the Pacific Northwest
    20 minutes VHS
    Kwakiutl artist Richard Hunt carves a ceremonial frog bowl while telling students about his people's traditions.
    1993.
  • Ch'eghutsen' Athabascan Parenting
    45 minutes DVD
    Presents child rearing tips for Athabascan families.
    2004.
  • Cherokee Culture 1500-1820
    27 minutes VHS
    One of several CHIEF (Cherokee Heritage Indian Educational Foundation) Productions programs on the Cherokee people.
    1992.
  • Cherokee Odyssey 1825-1850
    29 minutes VHS
    One of several CHIEF (Cherokee Heritage Indian Educational Foundation) Productions programs on the Cherokee people. Deals with events leading up to and including the Trail of Tears.
    1994.
  • Children of Wind River
    30 minutes VHS
    Traces the history of Shoshone and Arapaho family life and shows how the introduction of boarding schools disrupted the continuity of traditional child rearing and resulted in a generation that did not fit in at school or at home.
    1989.
  • Christmas in the Clouds
    94 minutes DVD
    Mistaken identity and romance occur during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation.
    2006.
  • Clay Beings
    28 minutes VHS
    Seven Pueblo, Navajo, and Hopi clay artists join in a making "Moon Coming at Evening," a large clay storyteller sculpture.
    2003.
  • Club Native
    78 minutes DVD
    "In Club Native, filmmaker Tracey Deer uses Kahnawake, her hometown, as a lens to probe deeply into the history and contemporary reality of Aboriginal identity. Following the stories of four women, she reveals the exclusionary attitudes that divide the community and many others like it across Canada. Deer traces the roots of the problem, from the advent of the highly discriminatory Indian Act through the controversy of Bill C31, up to the present day, where membership on the reserve is determined by a council of Mohawk elders, whose rulings often appear inconsistent. And with her own home as a poignant case study, she raises a difficult question faced by people of many ethnicities across the world: What roles do bloodline and culture play in determining identity?". Includes public performance rights.
    2008.
  • Columbus Didn't Discover Us
    24 minutes VHS
    Indians from North, Central, and South America speak of the impact the Columbus legacy has had on the lives of indigenous people.
    1992.
  • Colonial Encounter, The: Views of Non-Western Art and Culture
    24 minutes DVD
    This program presents archival photos, film, clips, and posters from the 1900 World's Fair with commentary from art historians to understand Western prejudices concerning the culture of colonized countries.
    2009.
  • Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians
    86 minutes VHS
    Tells the dramatic story of Curtis' life, his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. The film also gives Indian people a voice in the discussion of Curtis' images.
    2000.
  • Common Destiny: A Hopi Prophecy
    23 minutes VHS
    A Hopi spokesman for the Hopi high religious leaders interprets a Hopi prophesy. He reflects the Hopi position that man is living out of balance with nature and a return to spiritual connection with nature is needed for man's survival.
    1990.
  • Conversation with Vine Deloria, Jr.
    29 minutes VHS
    The writer discusses the gulf between Indian and non-Indian culture and the "schizophrenia" of white expectations for the Indian. Includes video guide.
    1980.
  • Conversation with Roxanne Swentzell
    12 minutes DVD
    Interview with Native American artist Roxanne Swentzell.
    2009.
  • Conversion
    9 minutes DVD
    In the remote corner of the Navajo Nation, circa 1950, a visit by Christian missionaries has catastrophic consequences for a family.
    2006.
  • Cowboys and Indian: The J.J. Harper Story
    90 minutes DVD
    This drama tells the story behind the shooting of Manitoba Native leader John Harper by a Winnipeg policeman, and the struggle to uncover the truth about his killing. Harper, whose life was dedicated to defending Native rights, has become a touchstone for relations between Natives and non-Natives in Canada.
    2003.
  • Cowboys, Indians, and Lawyers
    47 minutes DVD
    Can a multicultural alliance of determined activists stop a dam supported by the biggest development interests in the Southwest? This film highlights the rich compleities of American politics and Anglo-Indian relations through a rural community's battle over money, power, and water. Includes public performance rights.
    2005.
  • Cowtipping: The Militant Indian Waiter
    10 minutes DVD
    Presents a humorous narrative ont he ethnic identity and treatment of Native Americans. Includes public perfornmance rights.
    1992.
  • Creek Folktales
    minutes DVD
    The three brothers and the spotted horse -- The hunter and his dogs -- Tug-of-war between tie-snakes -- The hunters' wives -- The stork father -- Rabbit steals fire -- Turtle is beaten by three mothers -- Rabbit rides wolf -- Turtle races wolf -- The young man who turned into a snake -- Man defeats a giant lizard -- Man races a snake -- Rabbit traps lion on the other side of the ocean -- Rabbit seeks wisdom from God -- Two boys become thunder -- Tiger helps man defeat a giant lizard -- Rabbit tries to straighten riverbeds -- Twisted horn steals man's heart -- Old dog saves master from long claws -- Doe killed by hunter, becomes his wife -- Buzzard doctors rabbit -- Cow wants a knife -- Hunter captured by eagle -- Whistling man helps hunters -- Hunter taken to the deer cave -- Man races a lizard -- Turtle tries to look up women's dresses -- Wolf wants to become spotted -- Girl abducted by lion. Note: Tales read in Creek, with English translation on screen.
    2004.
  • Crude
    104 minutes DVD
    Documentary on the legal case between the 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil company Chevron.
    2009.
  • Dakota Conflict
    60 minutes VHS
    Recounts the war (sometimes called "the Great Sioux Uprising") that began the thirty year struggle for the Great Plains, a struggle that continued at the Little Big Horn and ended at Wounded Knee.
    1993.
  • Dakota Exile
    60 minutes VHS
    Originally produced for television in 1995. This documentary, sequel to the Dakota Conflict, traces the paths of Dakota prisoners and refugees. Through the words of Daokta elders and tribal historians it tells of the stuggle to remain Dakota in the face of government efforts to destroy their language and culture.
    1996.
  • Dance Me Outside
    85 minutes DVD
    When the Kidabanessee Reservation in northern Ontario is shocked by a brutal murder of one of the residents, four teenagers find their friendships put to the ultimate test. The struggle to become men and women becomes entangled with a fight for justice as they find their friendships and romances maturing into something unexpected.
    2008.
  • Dances Of Life
    57 minutes DVD
    Presents peformances by Pacific Islanders expressing their origins and way of life.
    2005.
  • Dancing With Photons
    27 minutes DVD
    Tells the story of nuclear phyicist Fred Begay, a modern man who also carries on the wisdom of his Navajo and Ute ancestors. Dr. Begay credits his success in the world of theoretical physics to the skills in abstract reasoning he learned from his parents, who taught him the Navajo world order.
    2005.
  • Desert People, The - Part 1
    31 minutes VHS
    Documentary on the history and social life and customs of the (Papago) Tohono O'Odham Indians.
    1978.
  • Desert People, The - Part 2
    31 minutes VHS
    Documentary on the history and social life and customs of the (Papago) Tohono O'Odham Indians.
    1978.
  • Detoxifying aboriginal self-perception and outward identity [videorecording] / with Buffy Sainte-Marie
    51 minutes DVD
    Buffy Sainte-Marie looks at the pressing issues affecting First Nations/Native American and world indigenous communities. In this presentation, she stresses the importance of local activism in creating positive changes through education, health and personal development.
    2013.
  • Diné Weaving
    52 minutes DVD
    he origins, history and philosophy of Navajo weaving, placing it in the context of Navajo culture.
    2002.
  • Distant Voices, Thunder Words
    60 minutes VHS
    Storytellers demonstrate their art and discuss the nature of storytelling and its place in Native life.
    1990.
  • Dr. Emil Haury Visits Safford, Arizona
    150 minutes VHS
    In February 1992, the Coronado Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society invited Dr. Emil Haury to address the Socity about "Gila Valley Archaeology." The brief talk expanded to a thorough history of archaeology in the Safford area and the entire state of Arizona.
    2000.
  • Dreamkeeper
    174 minutes DVD
    An elderly Lakota storyteller asks his grandson to drive him from his home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to a powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Along the way, he regales the troubled teenager with Native American folklore drawn from many different tribes.
    2007.
  • Earth and the American Dream
    77 minutes DVD
    Presents a chronicle of the destruction of the environment in our efforts to attain the American Dream. Featured cast: Ed Asner, Alec Baldwin, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, James, Caan, Peter Coyote, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Lee Grant, Gene Hackman, Dustin hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons, Michael Keaton, Jack Lemmon, Karl Malden, E.G. Marshall, Bette Midler, Christopher Reeve, Mary Steenburgen, Rod Steiger, David Ogden Stiers, Sam Waterston, Dennis Weaver.
    2006.
  • Edward S. Curtis Portfolios
    2 hours; 4 minutes VHS
    Includes 722 photogravures taken from The North American Indian, an original 20 volume set of books published in 1907, which capture the essence of Curtis' work. Includes musical background by Coyote Oldman Music, Norman, Oklahoma.
    1989.
  • Elegant Visions
    34 minutes VHS
    Presents authentic Native American tribal dresses.
    1993.
  • Empty Promises, Empty Nets : Chinook Trilogy - 2
    30 minutes VHS
    Details landmark legal decisions confirming the treaty-bound fishing rights of Columbia River Indians.
    1994.
  • Even if a Hundred Ogres
    56 minutes VHS
    Sami people of the arctic region north of Europe enact their ancient traditions using drama, music, and dance. Narration in English ; drama in Sami language with English subtitles.
    1996.
  • Everything Has a Spirit
    34 minutes VHS
    Documentary on the historical roots of Native American religious persecution & issues such as access & protection of sacred sites, 1st amendment protection & the use of peyote in the Native Am Church.
    1992.
  • Federal Indian Law
    19 minutes VHS
    LAB FILM M-5
    Topics include the Iroquois Confederacy, wampum belts, treaties and water rights.
    1980
  • Federal Indian Trust Relationship, The
    7 minutes VHS
    Discusses the trust responsibility the U.S. government has to the American Indians. The U.S. government has the responsibility to protect Indian nations and to carry out its agreements with them.
    1997.
  • Finally We are Growing Our Own
    72 minutes DVD
    Peterson Zah, former leader of the Navajo Nation, discusses the history of Native American education, Navajo education and his involvment in recruiting Native American students to attend college.
    2010.
  • Finding My Talk: A Journey Into Aboriginal Languages
    60 minutes VHS
    Follows the journal of Cree filmmaker Paul M. Richard as he searches for his own language roots. He visits Carcross in the Yukon where the Tlingit language is one of the most endangered. He also travels to Kahnawake, Quebec to visit a Mohawk language program and Iqaluit where Inuktitut is the official language of the Nunavut.
    2000.
  • Flags of Our Fathers
    132 minutes DVD
    The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and of their lives during war.
    2007.
  • For The Next 7 Generations: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works
    85 minutes DVD
    In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.
    2009.
  • Four Sheets to the Wind
    81 minutes DVD
    After his father's suicide. Cufe, embarks on a journey outside of his reservation to find a more fulfilling life.
    2007.
  • Frozen River
    93 minutes DVD
    Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Ray, a white woman, and Lila, a Mohawk, both single mothers facing desperate circumstances, are drawn by the lure of fast money into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River.
    2009.
  • G
    59 minutes DVD
    Examines the effects of crystal methamphetamine use on the Navajo Nation through personal interviews.
    2007.
  • Gambling: Does it Benefit Society?
    29 minutes VHS
    This video weighs the financial benefits derived by host communities against the casino's detrimental effects on local business. Living conditions among those in communities with casinos are compared with other similar communities. Experts include a casino manager, a professor of economics, and an anti-gambling activist.
    1997.
  • Grab
    57 minutes DVD
    Portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo Tribe, who annually throws water and food items from the rooftop of a home to people standing below them. Follows three families as they prepare for this annual event which serves as a community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks and renewal.
    2011.
  • Grandfather Sky
    50 minutes VHS
    Charlie Lone Wolf, a juvenile delinquent from Denver, discovers his heritage and his own identity when he is immersed in traditional Dineh life during a stay with his uncle on the Navajo reservation.
    1993.
  • Grandma Thomas Walk-a-Thon
    7 minutes DVD
    Follows Navajo elder, Grandma Thomas, as she walks from Chinle, Arizona to the Navajo Nations fairgrounds in Window Rock, Arizona in support of Navajo youth in the Central Navajo Nation in 2004.
    2005.
  • Great Tribal Leaders of Modern Times
    VHS
    Interviews with American Indian tribal leaders. 1.Preview 2. Edward T. Begay 3. John Echohawk 4. Jayne Fawcett 5. Billy Frank, Jr. 6. LaDonna Harris 7. Kathryn Harrison 8. Gay Kingman 9. Oren Lyons 10. Wilma Mankiller 11. Roy Sampsel 12. Mel Tonasket 13. Eddie Tullis 14. Tim Wapato 15. Mike Williams 16. Ron Allen 17. Anthony Pico 18. Sue Shaffer 19. Peterson Zah.
    2004.
  • Harold of Orange
    33 minutes DVD
    A satirical comedy that explores the interaction of American Indians and philanthropic organizations. Draws on trickster myths common to many Indian tribes to dispel Hollywood stereotypes of the "wild Indian" and the "noble savage".
    1984.
  • Havasu 'Baaja: People of the Blue Green Water
    30 minutes DVD
    Video Documentary of Ancient Havasupai songs and stories of the Grand Canyon.
    2004.
  • Headed for the Future: The Story of the St. Labre Indian School
    18 minutes VHS
    History of the St. Labre Indian School and Mission, a self-sustaining school and social services network servicing the Crow and Cheyenne population in Montana.
    1986.
  • Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action
    89 minutes DVD
    Profiles Native American activists who are involved in protecting their lands from environmental threats such as toxic waste, strip mining, oil drilling and nuclear contamination.
    2005.
  • Honey Moccasin
    52 minutes DVD
    Investigates the authenticity, cultural identity, and the articulation of modern Native American experience in cinematic language and pop culture.
    1998.
  • Honored by the Moon
    15 minutes VHS
    Gay Native Americans tell of their historical and spiritual role, and of the sacredness associated with being lesbian or gay and having the power to bridge the worlds of male and female.
    1990.
  • Honoring Our Voices
    33 minutes VHS
    Native American women in the Canadian province of Alberta tell of their experiences of being victims of domestic (primarily spousal) abuse and how each one resolved her particular situation.
    1993.
  • Honoring the Maple Sugar
    30 minutes VHS
    A joyful tribute to the maple trees and to the Elders who passed this cultural tradition on to future generations.
    1998.
  • Hopi Kachina Dolls
    33 minutes VHS
    Tells what Kachinas are, how & why they developed, and who makes Kachina dolls. The Hopi carvers show and explain their work themselves.
    1992.
  • Hopi Quilts
    30 minutes VHS
    Explores Hopi quilt making including a brief history and interviews with Hopi quilt makers.
    1997.
  • Hopi: Corn Is Life
    30 minutes VHS
    The sights and sounds of a vital, thousand-year-old Native American culture in northern Arizona, rarely seen by outsiders. Intimate scenes of family life, work, and colorful seasonal rituals show how the Hopis pass on the communal values and survival skills that have kept their culture alive for centuries.
    1997.
  • Hopi: Songs of the Fourth World
    57 minutes DVD
    Hopi songs of the fourth world is a study of the Hopi that captures their spirituality and reveals their integration of art and daily life. Includes public performance rights.
    2008.
  • Hopiit 1981
    15 minutes DVD
    In the Hopi language storytellers and singers present in segments a year of seasonal activities in the Hopi calendar.
    2008.
  • How the West was Lost
    441 minutes VHS
    Documents the effects of westward expansion on native American nations including the Navajo, Cheyenne, Nez Perce, Seminole, Apache, Iroquois, and Lakota, through the recollection of their descendants, archival photographs, and historical documents.
    1993.
  • How to Trace Your Native American Heritage: Find Your Place in the Circle of Life
    32 minutes VHS
    Helps viewers determine their Native American heritage and helps genealogical researchers.
    1998.
  • Huchoosedah: Traditions of the Heart
    58 minutes VHS
    Shows how a community of Lushootseed people in Washington State strives to preserve its culture through language, ritual, and folk tales. Focuses on the work of Vi Hilbert, an Upper Skagit elder, who has spent the bulk of her adult life researching, documenting and translating the ways and words of Lushootseed, and disseminating the culture and language of Puget Sound's indigenous peoples.
    2001.
  • I Will Fight No More Forever
    80 minutes VHS
    LAB FILM M-7
    Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.
    1975.
  • Iisaw: Hopi Coyote Stories with Helen Sekaquaptewa
    18 minutes VHS
    Stories told by Helen Sekaquaptewa New Oraibi, Arizona. These singing tales reinforce the Hopi ethic by describing what happens to those who shirk hard work. The story teller herself was born in Old Oraibi, considered the oldest continuously occupied village in North America. Includes video guide, with transcript.
    1980.
  • Images of Indians : #01 - The Great Movie Massacre
    30 minutes VHS
    Explores the beginning of the "savage Indian" myth in popular American literature, which was later used in early films.
    1979.
  • Images of Indians : #02 - How Hollywood Wins the West
    30 minutes VHS
    Tells of the "savage Indian" myth from the early publications to the "savage Indian" in Hollywood.
    1979.
  • Images of Indians : #03 - Warpaint and Wigs
    30 minutes VHS
    This segment examines how Indian genocide and the noble savage are commonplace in Hollywood movies, yet non-Indians are the actors in these films.
    1979.
  • Images of Indians : #04 - Heathen Injuns and the Hollywood Gospel
    30 minutes VHS
    This volume looks at the misrepresentation of culture of American Indians in movies.
    1979.
  • Images of Indians : #05 - The Movie Reel Indians
    30 minutes VHS
    In this, the 5th vol., Dennis Banks and Vine Deloria talk of the movie industry's "intentional viciousness against Indians."
    1979.
  • Imagining Indians
    60 minutes DVD
    Using an eclectic mix of interviews, staged scenes, and graphic imagery, this film represents a Native American's view of the disparity between self-perception and the white culture's principally Hollywood-inspired interpretations of American Indians. Includes public performance rights.
    2005.
  • In Beauty I Walk: The Navajo Way to Harmony
    29 minutes DVD
    Navajo medicineman, Johnson Dennison, Navajo philosopher, Harry Walters and American anthropologist, Peter Gold come together amid the stunning environs of Arizona's sacred Canyon de Chelly, for an intelligent, lively and warmhearted exploration of Navajo ways of spiritual balance and harmony in daily living. Their words of wisdom are mirrored in Navajo art and in the stunning landscape of the Colorado Plateau: homeland of the Navajo people.
    2002.
  • In the Light of Reverence: Protecting America's Sacred Lands
    73 minutes VHS
    This film presents three indigenous communities who are trying to protect their sacred sites from rock climbers, tourists, stripmining and development and New Age religious practitioners.
    2001.
  • In Whose Honor?
    46 minutes VHS
    Discussion of Chief Illiniwek as the University of Illinois mascot, and the effect the mascot has on Native American peoples. Interviewees include members of the Board of Regents, students, alumni, current and former "Chiefs" and members of the community.
    1997.
  • Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story
    90 minutes VHS
    Twelve years ago, Robert Redford visited Leonard Peltier in prison. Today, after years of struggle with the FBI and the prison system, he and director Michael Apted are able to present INCIDENT AT OGLALA - a riveting examination of the case and the real story of what may be one of the most outrageous abuses of justice in American history.
    1992.
  • Indian Casinos, What's Next?
    57 minutes DVD
    A panel of experts and an audience of Native American journalists debate the future of Indian casinos in America.
    2005.
  • Indian Country Diaries
    172 minutes DVD
    Explores the urban and social challenges facing Native Americans.
    2006.
  • Indian Country's Winning Hand: 20 Years of IGRA
    825 minutes DVD
    Includes videos of entire conference proceedings including conference materials.
    2008.
  • Indian Dancers Perform at Rest Home
    49 minutes VHS
    Presents Native American dancers of the Gila River/Cocopah East Reservations performing for the elderly at a rest home. Includes music, basket making, and beadwork.
    1980.
  • Indian Relay
    60 minutes DVD
    Documentary on Indian relay races.
    2013.
  • Indian Self Rule: A Problem of History
    58 minutes DVD
    After centuries of struggle, the Indians of North America own less than 2% of the land first settled by their ancestors. Indian Self Rule traces the history of white-Indian relations from nineteenth century treaties through the present, as tribal leaders, historians, teachers, and other Indians gather at a 1983 conference organized to reevaluate the significance of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.The experiences of the Flathead Nation of Montana, the Navajo Nation of the Southwest, and the Quinault people of the Olympic Peninsula illustrate some of the ways Indians have dealt with shifting demands imposed upon them, from allotment to reorganization to termination and relocation. Particularly eloquent areIndian reflections upon the difficulties of maintaining cultural identities in a changing world and within a larger society that views Indians with ambivalence.
    2005.
  • Indian Tribal Government
    17 minutes VHS
    LAB FILM M-4
    How tribal governments work, using the Gila River Reservation tribal government as an example.
    1980.
  • Indian Tribal Government
    15 minutes VHS
    Using the Gila River Reservation in Arizona as an example, this film demonstrates the effective operation of a tribal government.
    1980.
  • Indians of North America : #01 - Apache
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Apache Indians. Includes a discussion on their crafts.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #02 - Aztec
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Aztec Indians.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #03 - Cherokee
    30 minutes VHS
    Tells of the history and examines current issues of the Cherokee.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #04 - Cheyenne
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Cheyenne Indians.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #05 - Comanche
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Comanche Indians.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #06 - Iroquois
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Iroquois Indians.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #07 - Maya
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Maya Indians.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #08 - Navajo
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Navajo Indians.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #09 - Seminole
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Seminole Indians.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : #10 - Yankton Sioux
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Yankton SIoux Indians.
    1993.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #01 - Chinook
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Chinook Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #02 - Creek
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Creek Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #03 - Crow
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Crow Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #04 - Huron
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Huron Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #05 - Lenape
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Lenape Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #06 - Menominee
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Menominee Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #07 - Narragansett
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Narragansett Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #08 - Potawatomi
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Potawatomi Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #09 - Pueblo
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Pueblo Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #10 - A History of Native Americans
    30 minutes VHS
    Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of Native American Indians.
    1994.
  • Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo
    58 minutes VHS
    A profile of historian Angie Debo. Focuses on her research in the 1930s uncovering a statewide conspiracy that deprived the Oklahoma Indians of their oil-rich lands.
    1989.
  • Indigeni: Native Women: Politics
    25 minutes VHS
    Through firsthand testimony from some of Canada's most prominent Native women, we discover how the laws of the Canadian government and changing traditions have affected women's roles in their communities. Past, present and future are explored.
    1994.
  • Indigenous Language Across the Generations: Strengthening Families and Communities
    89 minutes DVD
    Presents the keynote addresses by Wong and Zepeda expressing the importance of passing on their indigenous languages to future generations.
    2009.
  • Interviews with Indian Elders - Part 1
    61 minutes VHS
    Interview of three Cocopah Indian tribe members and one Maricopa Indian. Second interview is with an elder of the Maricopa Indians and discusses how life was along the Gila River for the Pima, Maricopa, Mojave and Yuman Indians.
    1978.
  • Interviews with Indians Elders - Part 2
    24 minutes VHS
    Interview of three Cocopah Indian tribe members and one Maricopa Indian. Second interview is with an elder of the Maricopa Indians and discusses how life was along the Gila River for the Pima, Maricopa, Mojave, and Yuman Indians.
    1978.
  • Itam Hakim, Hopiit
    58 minutes DVD
    The videotape celebrates the Hopi Tricentennial. Ross Macaya tells the story of his childhood, sings Hopi songs, tells tales of Hopi history and his clan, and the Hopi tale of the end of the world.
    2005.
  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
    120 minutes DVD
    Explores the 1990 confrontation between the Mohawk Nation and the Canadian government at Mercier Bridge.
    1994.
  • Keeping it Alive: The AIHEC Cultural Learning Centers Initiative
    15 minutes VHS
    Commentary by students, elders, and community leaders about the Cultural Learning Centers Initiative of
    AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Consortium), in which AIHEC and the National Association of Home Builders' Log Homes Council came together to build living environments for Native American culture and art.
    2002.
  • Ki-Hi-Ka Ste': Life of Chief George Tall Chief
    63 minutes DVD
    Biographical portrait of Chief George Tall Chief, Osage Nation.
    2010.
  • Kinaalda: A Navajo Rite of Passage
    57 minutes DVD
    This film explores Kinaaldá, which is an intricate, four-day ceremony for Navajo Indian girls of 11 to 14 years of age. The ceremony represents the transition from childhood to womanhood. Lena Carr examines her own childhood by chronicling her 13-year old niece's initiation into womanhood.
    2000.
  • Kind Hearted Woman
    300 minutes DVD
    Follows Robin Charboneau, a magnetic 31-year-old Oglala Sioux woman living on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota. In sharing her story, this documentary will portray the realities of what it means to be a contemporary Native American woman living in two worlds.
    2013.
  • Kinngait: Riding Light Into The World
    66 minutes DVD
    Documentary on the the artists of Kinngait Studios who turned the making of art into a multi-million dollar co-operative business owned add and operated by the Inuit townsfolk.
    2010.
  • Kitaskinaw i pi kiskinohamakoya (The Land Gives Us Our Knowledge)
    48 minutes VHS
    Documentary on the Michif-speaking Métis community of Ile-a-la-Crosse located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. English and Michif with English subtitles.
    2002.
  • Lacrosse: The Creator's Game
    26 minutes VHS
    Discusses the history of the game of Lacrosse as played by Native Americans from the time of first discovery by European explorers to recent times.
    1994.
  • Lady Warriors
    57 minutes DVD
    Documentary about seven Native American girls of the Tuba City High School cross-country running team and their attempt to win a fourth state championship.
    2002.
  • Land is Ours, The
    57 minutes VHS
    Tells the history of Alaska through the eyes of the Tlingit and Haida Indians. Discusses the efforts of the native people to obtain local authority through the establishment of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
    1996.
  • Last Stand at Little Bighorn
    58 minutes VHS
    Examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian and white man's perspective. Uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event.
    1992
  • Lee Marmon Gallery
    35 minutes VHS
    A narrated collection of photographs created by photographer Lee Marmon.
    1998.
  • Legacies of the Tribal Languages of Arizona: Gifts or Responsibilities / with Ofelia Zepeda
    60 minutes DVD
    Regents' Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona, Ofelia Zepeda, lectures on the languages of Arizona tribes and describes how language has become both a gift and a responsibility.
    2012.
  • Legacy: America's Indian Elders
    29 minutes VHS
    Elders from several tribes speak about the Federal Government's string of broken promises and the devastating effects on Indian communities.
    1994.
  • Lighting the 7th Fire
    48 minutes DVD
    Examines how the Chippewa Indians of northern Wisconsin who struggled to restore the tradition of spear fishing in the waters outside their reservation. Illustrates the political and racial opposition they encountered. Relates the re-emergence of traditional fishing rights to the Chippewa prophecy that speaks of seven fires representing seven periods of time, the seventh being a time when lost traditions would be renewed.
    1999.
  • Looking Toward Home
    60 minutes DVD
    Explores issues facing Native Americans living in urban environments, illustrating the importance of access to adequate health care, education, and the strong sense of community and cultural identity needed to thrive in big cities.
    2003.
  • Loving Rebel: Helen Hunt Jackson, 1830-1885
    27 minutes VHS
    Profiles Helen Hunt Jackson, 19th century author and advocate of Native American rights.
    1987.
  • Mapping Indigenous Futures: Creating a Native Voice in Higher Education
    71 minutes DVD
    Dr. Kathryn Shanley, PhD, Professor of Indigenous Literature at the University of Montana, delivers her lecture 'Mapping indigenous futures: creating a Native voice in higher education.' Shanley speaks about the importance and 'significance of global indigenous people's struggles to gain recognition and control over their own destinies.' She uses the example of Montana's Indian Education for All Act' to discuss indigenous education models and strategies in higher education for realizing the rights in the [United Nations] Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
    2010.
  • March Point
    54 minutes
    Three troubled teenagers from the Swinomish Tribe are offered a community service project: make a documentary about the impact of two oil refineries on their community. A collaborative coming of age story, March Point follows the ambivalent and once-troubled teens as they come to understand themselves and the threat their people face.
    2008.
  • Maria Tallchief
    57 minutes DVD
    Maria Tallchief and her sister Marjorie came from the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, and as children trained as both pianists and dancers. Marjorie began a ballet career in Europe, and Maria became America's first home-grown prima ballerina. As her career flourished, her partnership with George Balanchine coincided with the founding of the New York City Ballet, and of a new style of dance and dancer. This documentary, using interviews and archival dance footage, looks at her life and career, at how her heritage informed her dancing, and at what it means to be "a Balanchine dancer."
    2007.
  • Marks of the Ancestors: Ancient Indian Rock Art of Arizona
    40 minutes VHS
    Explores ancient petroglyphs in six different regions of Arizona with archaeologists and Native Americans.
    1994.
  • Maryland American Indians
    18 minutes, 50 seconds VHS
    Talks about the history and tradition of the different tribes of Maryland Indians such as the Shawnees, Susquehannocks, Nanticokes, and Pocomokes.
    1989.
  • Matter of Respect: Modern Alaska Natives Balancing the Past and Present
    30 minutes DVD
    A look at the life and values of the Tlingit Indians of Sitka, Alaska
    2009.
  • Matter of Trust : Chinook Trilogy - 3
    30 minutes VHS
    Looks at the treaties the Columbia River Indian tribes signed with the United States government in 1855 regarding how long their rights to fish freely for salmon would be assured.
    1995.
  • Mile Post 398
    110 minutes DVD
    A Navajo man attempts to salvage what is left of his life amidst alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and dysfunctional friends.
    2007.
  • Minorities in Agriculture: The Winnebago
    28 minutes VHS
    Shows the social life and customs of the Winnebago Indians. Narrator, Ralph Swain.
    1984.
  • Miss Navajo
    57 minutes DVD
    Redefines "pageant" as an opportunity for young women to honor and strengthen Navajo culture through the eyes of a 21-year-old Miss Navajo contestant.
    2007.
  • Mistress Madeleine
    57 minutes VHS
    A mixed-blood Métis woman appears to be quite happy and content in her common-law marriage to a Hudson's Bay Company clerk in the fur trade era until he deserts her because her background is getting in the way of his advancement.
    1997.
  • Mohawk Girls
    53 minutes VHS
    Documentary explores the lives and reveals the challenges facing three teenaged girls of Mokawk heritage living on the Kahnawake Native Reserve in Quebec and includes home video footage of the director as she experienced similar conflicts of emotions.
    2005
  • Momaday Voice of the West
    30 minutes VHS
    Profiles the Native American Pulitzer prize-winning author, painter, poet and teacher N.Scott Momaday.
    1996.
  • Montezuma Castle
    53 minutes VHS
    Explores Montezuma Castle National Monument and the Tuzigoot National Monument located in Arizona. Also gives insight into the way of life of the Sinagua peoples who inhabited these sites in prehistoric times.
    1994.
  • Monument Valley: Land of the Long Shadows
    60 minutes VHS
    The buttes and spires, monoliths and buttresses rise from the sandy floor of Monument Valley in a magical combination of barrenness and elegance. An artistic Mother Nature created this austerely beautiful landscape over the ages, sculpting the stone with sand, water, wind, heat, and cold, forming the fantastic shapes that today fill this place of mystical beauty.
    1993.
  • More Than Bows and Arrows
    60 minutes VHS
    Tells of the profound impact American Indians had on the development of both the United States and Canada.
    1994
  • More Than Frybread
    92 minutes DVD
    Twenty-two Native American frybread makers, representing all twenty-two tribes in Arizona, convene in Flagstaff to compete for the first ever, first annual, state of Arizona Frybread Championship.
    2011
  • More Than Words
    58 minutes VHS
    Documentary portrait of a small Native American tribe struggling to retain what is left of its culture. Focuses on 77-year-old Chief Marie Smith, the last of Alaska's Eyak Indians to speak the language of her people and her journey to her childhood home on the coast of Prince William Sound to revive potlach and pass on her Native Language.
    1995.
  • My Strength is From the Fish : Chinook Trilogy - 1
    30 minutes VHS
    Tells of the importance of salmon to the culture and survival of the Indians of the Columbia River.
    1994.
  • Mystery of Chaco Canyon, The
    56 minutes VHS
    Between 850 and 1150 AD, the Chacoan people constructed massive ceremonial buildings in a complex celestial pattern throughout a vast desert region. Aerial and time lapse footage and computer modeling show how the Chacoan culture designed, oriented and located these buildings in relationship to the sun and moon. Pueblo Indians, descendants of the Chacoan people, also speak of the significnce of Chaco to the Pueblo world today.
    1999.
  • Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People
    26 minutes VHS
    Follows a young Ojibwe, Richard LaFernier, as he sets up his tent, honors his ancestors, dresses and paints himself for a powwow, dances, and sings at powwows in northern Wisconsin. His shelter, his prayers, many items in his dress, and his face paint demonstrate how he is rooted in a long historical tradition and part of a large family network, but is also part of the 1990s.
    1996.
  • Nation Within a Nation…at War
    27 minutes VHS
    One of several CHIEF (Cherokee Heritage Indian Educational Foundation) Productions programs on the Cherokee people. Deals with events up to and including the Civil War.
    1992.
  • Native American Architecture
    23 minutes VHS
    This program looks at how each tribe adapted their dwellings to their climate and their way of life.
    1996.
  • Native American Artists
    30 minutes DVD
    This classic six part series which aired on PBS during the nation's bicentenial examines the careers of some of the most talented Native American artists of the Southwest as they were unfolding at the time. The many examples of their work, combined with the intimate glimpses of Indian cultures, make each program a valuable time capsule of an era when Native American art first began to attract the attention of the mainstram modern art community both in the U.S. and around the world. Titles in the Native American Artists series include: Grace Medicine Flower and Joseph Lone Wolf, Santa Clara potters. Fritz Scholder, California mission painter Allan Houser, Apache Sculptor R.C. Gorman, Navajo Painter Helen Hardin, Santa Clara painter Charles Loloma, Hopi jeweler.
    2003.
  • Native American Cultures in the U.S.A. : Part One - #07 - (GSU-107)
    60 minutes VHS
    This video presents a discussion about the difference between being "politically correct" and historically correct.
    1993.
  • Native American Cultures in the U.S.A. : Part Two - #08 - (GSU-108)
    60 minutes VHS
    This video contains a detailed discussion of the closing of burial mounds as a form of repatriation.
    1993.
  • Native American Novelists: #01 - N. Scott Momaday
    50 minutes VHS
    Momaday discusses what it means to a Native American to be an American citizen, and reveals the artist, thinker, and imaginative creator behind his impressive and important body of work.
    1995.
  • Native American Novelists: #02 - James Welch
    50 minutes VHS
    Welch discusses his background, his sources, his vision, and his personal way of particularizing the universal.
    1995.
  • Native American Novelists: #03 - Leslie M. Silko
    50 minutes VHS
    Silko discusses her own background and the interrelationship between her smaller, immediate Indian world and the larger, brutal surrounding world.
    1995.
  • Native American Novelists: #04 - Gerald Vizenor
    50 minutes VHS
    Vizenor has constructed an impressive oeuvre that marks him as among the most prolific and most intellectually challenging writers of the Native American renaissance.
    1995.
  • Native Americans : #01 - The Northeast
    50 minutes VHS
    A history of the Iroquois Confederacy and other tribes of the Northeast, including Mohawk, Seneca, Penobscot, Oneida, and Wampanoag.
    1994.
  • Native Americans : #02 - The Far West
    50 minutes VHS
    A history of the northwestern tribes, including the Lummi, Salish, Chumash, Colville, and Yakima.
    1994.
  • Native Americans : #03 - The Southeast
    50 minutes VHS
    A history of the southeastern tribes, including the Choctaw, Seminole, Chickasaw, Creek, and Cherokee.
    1994.
  • Native Americans : #04 - The Southwest
    50 minutes VHS
    A history of the Pueblo Peoples, including the Hopi, Navajo, Pima, Isleta, and Apache.
    1994.
  • Native Americans : #05 - The Plains (Part One)
    50 minutes VHS
    A history of the "Buffalo People," including the Crow, Comanche, Sioux, Kiowa, and Arapaho tribes.
    1994.
  • Native Americans : #06 - The Plains (Part Two)
    50 minutes VHS
    A continuation of the history of the Great Plains tribes, including the Crow, Comanche, Sioux, Kiowa, and Arapaho.
    1994.
  • Native Peoples and Fire in the Northern Rockies:
    22 minutes DVD
    A two-DVD set on the traditional and contemporary use of fire by the Salish and Pend d'Oreille tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
    2005.
  • Native Science and Western Science: Possibilities for a Powerful Collaboration
    93 minutes DVD
    Professor Leroy Little Bear discusses how western science and native science compare and how they might collaborate.
    2011.
  • Naturally Native
    110 minutes VHS
    Follows the lives and relationships of three sisters as they attempt to start their own business. Of American Indian ancestry, but adopted by white foster parents as young children, each sister has her own identity issues and each has chosen a very different career path. Now dedicated to starting a Native cosmetic business, they attempt to overcome obstacles both in the business world and in the home. A touching love story of family and culture, the film also interweaves a subtle but strong wake-up call regarding the treatment of Native people in corporate America, and provides some insight into tribal infrastructure and gaming issues. This is the first film about Native American women written, directed, produced and starring Native American women.
    1997.
  • Natwaniwa: A Hopi Philosophical Statement
    27 minutes VHS
    George Nasoftie recorded this statement in his fields. His statements are a rich linguistic expression of a profound philosophical system in which all things are related. These interrelationships pervade this videotape, especially the Hopi agriculture and religious cycles. Includes video guide, with transcript.
    1980.
  • Navajo, The: An Ancient Gift
    16 minutes VHS
    Navajos tell their own story of survival in the harsh yet beautiful land of Northern Arizona. Includes information on daily family life, rituals, and the role of women in religious, social and cultural life. Published by the Museum of Northern Arizona.
    1997.
  • Navajo
    29 minutes VHS
    Peter MacDonald, Tribal Chairman of the Navajo Nation, explains the traditions represented in Navajo lifestyles.
    1980.
  • Navajo Code Talkers
    27 minutes VHS
    Describes the story of the Navajo code talkers, who during World War II, transmitted secret messages for the Americans in the Pacific using the Navajo language as code.
    1990.
  • Navajo Code Talking
    43 minutes VHS
    Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II.
    1998.
  • Navajo Medicine
    29 minutes VHS
    Examines the lack of health care on the Navajo reservation and the struggles of Navajo health care workers.
    1993.
  • Navajo Nation Presidential Debate
    29 minutes DVD
    Covers the moderated debate between the two Navajo Nation presidential candidates for 2006, Joe Shirley, Jr. and Lynda Lovejoy.
    2006.
  • Navajo Sandpainting
    33 minutes VHS
    Documentary on the origins of Navajo sandpaintings, their significance in the Navajo religion and how they are created.
    1990.
  • Navajo Talking Picture
    40 minutes VHS
    Arlene Bowman's film on her grandmother turns into a film on the differences of traditional and urban Navajo people.
    1986.
  • Navajo Talking Picture: A film by Arlene Bowman
    40 minutes DVD
    Documents the life of Arlene Bowman's grandmother on the Navajo Reservation in Lower Greasewood, Arizona; then, documents the filming of her granddaughter, who does not know Navajo, as she tries to get help interpreting for another film that she'll be in along with her grandmother. Looks at the contrasting attitudes of her grandmother, living and thinking in traditional ways, to being filmed and granddaughter as the urbanized filmmaker who grew up speaking English among white people.
    2000.
  • Navajo Warriors: The Great Secret
    52 minutes DVD
    Navajo Indian Marine Corp veterans from World War II relate their stories as they recall the indecipherable code they created for military intelligence, based on their native language.
    2003.
  • Navajo, The: Legend of the Glittering World
    24 minutes VHS
    The Navajo Indians live on the high desert lands of northern Arizona, New Mexico and southern Utah, known as the Colorado Plateau. In their own tongue they are called Dine, The People. Numbering 170,000 they are the largest trbie in North America, occupying lands roughly the size of West Virginia. Photographed amoung the rugged red rock monoliths of Monument Valley and the canyons of the Colorado Plateau, the viewer will appreciate why the Navajo calls this land sacred.
    1980.
  • Navajo: Master Rug Weavers
    38 minutes VHS
    Shows how Navajo weavers produce rugs.
    1990.
  • Navajos and Their College, The
    25 minutes
    LAB FILM M-15
    Navajo Community College
  • New Pequot, The: A Tribal Portrait
    60 minutes VHS
    Profiles the troubled past of the Pequot nation and the work that has brought about their resurgence.
    1988.
  • Nez Perce: Portrait of a People
    23 minutes VHS
    Documents the history of the Nez Perce people.
    1992.
  • Nihizazi keed adidlee n te n = Our Elders All Knew How to Farm
    57 minutes DVD
    Through interviews with Navajo Indians and archival film footage this documentary takes an historical look at Navajo farming in Ganado, Arizona including irrigation methods.
    2005.
  • Nokomis: Voices of Anisinabe Grandmothers
    55 minutes VHS
    Documents Ojibwe women's attempts to restore and preserve their Native American culture and heritage. They recall painful memories of growing up trying to conform to a white man's view of the world, a view that saw Indian ways as bad. They discuss the negative influence of the mission schools, the desecration of Indian sacred and ceremonial artifacts and grounds, and the movement by Indians to reassert their treaty rights.
    1994.
  • Numbe Whageh
    10 minutes DVD
    This documentary explores the significance of Native American artist Nora Naranjo-Morse's earth sculpture commissioned by the city of Albuquerque as a response to a controversial public sculpture of Spanish explorer Don Juan De Oñate and his settlers marching into New Mexico.
    2005.
  • Ojibwe Wild Rice Harvest - Part 1
    28 minutes VHS
    The beautiful rhythms of the seasonal wild rice harvest through personal interviews with Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe Elders.
    1997.
  • Ojibwe Wild Rice Harvest - Part 2
    29 minutes VHS
    Through intimate Elder's stories, archeologist's insights, visits to tribal wild rice research stations and children's language classes at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe school, the cultural continuum of the wild rice harvest is beautifully portrayed.
    1997.
  • Older Than America
    101 minutes DVD
    An Indian woman's visions and a geologist's investigation of an earthquake come together to reveal secrets about the atrocities that took place at a Native American boarding school.
    2010.
  • Origin of the Crown Dance: An Apache Narrative and Ba'ts'oosee an Apache Trickster Cycle
    40 minutes VHS
    After sundown on a winter night, the traditional time for a western Apache storytelling session, Rudolph Kane tells the story of a boy who became a gaan, a supernatural being with curative powers. It is followed by a cycle of eight "trickster" stories including the theft of fire and a tar baby story. Includes video guide, with transcript.
    1980.
  • Our Children, Our Future
    60 minutes VHS
    A Minnesota museum introduces Indian children to the wonders of science by exploring the natural world through interaction with Native elders, and a Dakota tribe teaches traditional values as part of a Native curriculum that introduces Dakota language and culture to their children in preschool. The program also shows how Alaska is continuing the tradition of Native awareness.
    1995.
  • Our Nationhood
    96 minutes DVD
    Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. Includes public performance rights.
    2006.
  • Our Songs Will Never Die
    35 minutes VHS
    Yurok, Karuk and Tolowa cultural summer camps are established for the purpose of reconstructing early village dance sites. As young work together with tribal elders, they also experience: surf-fishing, fish drying, sand-breadmaking, Indian card games, songs, stick-games, net making and history of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers.
    1980.
  • Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School
    80 minutes DVD
    Explores the history and effects of United States government policy toward Indian boarding schools.
    2003.
  • Outta Your Backpack Media. vol. 2
    64 minutes DVD
    Presents nineteen short films by indigenous youth including documentaries, public service announcements and music videos.
    2008.
  • Paha Sapa : The Struggle for the Black Hills
    60 minutes VHS
    Examines the relationship of American Indians to the Black Hills as a sacred place. Explores the history of the Black Hills both before & during white settlement, & govt. relations with Am. In. since.
    1994.
  • Path of Our Elders
    20 minutes VHS
    Profiles the Pomo Indians of California; tells how their culture, traditions, and language are being preserved and handed down throughout the generations.
    1980.
  • Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest
    22 minutes VHS
    Explores the origins, history and life today of ten diverse cultural groups: Hopi, Navajo, Apache, Seri, Yaqui, O'Odham, Tarahumara, Yumans, Pai, Southern Paiute.
    1997.
  • Pepper's Pow Wow
    59 minutes DVD
    A documentary presenting Jim Pepper's music and the Oklahoma tribal roots from which it came.
    2000.
  • Peyote Road : Ancient Religion in Contemporary Crisis
    59 minutes VHS
    Presents a documentary on the religious use of peyote by Native Americans and of efforts to establish protective legislation for practicing peyotism.
    1994.
  • Phantasmagoria: Exhibitions and Performances by James Luna
    115 minutes DVD
    Internationally recognized artist, James Luna draws from over thirty years of his artwork to present a performative lecture that deals with the realities of race from and insider's perspective of being of Native American and Mexican American heritage. The stories presented are about the strife, misconceptions, and commodification of ethnicity in America.
    2013.
  • Pine Ridge, USA: The Frontier of the Forgotten
    26 minutes DVD
    Documentary on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Lakota. Includes public performance rights.
    2003.
  • Pocahontas: Her True Story
    50 minutes VHS
    Interviews with Pocahontas' descendants provide a new perspective on the life and times of this revered Native American heroine.
    1998.
  • Pomo Basketweavers: A Tribute to Three Elders, Volume 1
    87 minutes VHS
    Portrays current and past ways of life of the Pomo Indians and demonstrates the skill of Pomo basketmaking, featuring three well-known elders. Pt. 1. The people, the baskets.
    1994.
  • Pomo Basketweavers: A Tribute to Three Elders, Volume 2
    87 minutes VHS
    Portrays current and past ways of life of the Pomo Indians and demonstrates the skill of Pomo basketmaking, featuring three well-known elders. Pt. 2. A history of change, a continuing tradition.
    1994.
  • Pomo Basketweavers: A Tribute to Three Elders, Volume 3
    87 minutes VHS
    Portrays current and past ways of life of the Pomo Indians and demonstrates the skill of Pomo basketmaking, featuring three well-known elders. Pt. 3. The people, the plants, the rules.
    1994.
  • Pow Wow!
    16 minutes VHS
    Introduces ceremonies, songs, dances and other rituals as seen at an intertribal gathering of North American Indians. Includes interviews with the participants who express their resolve to pass along this heritage to their children.
    1980.
  • Powwow Highway
    87 minutes DVD
    With nothing in common but their Native American heritage, two men begin a cross-country adventure filled with comedy and drama.
    2010.
  • Power Paths
    53 minutes DVD
    This documentary follows the Navajo, Hopi and Lakota Sioux tribes, as they find ways to introduce renewable energy projects into their communites through a grassroots movement that the filmmakers have tracked over the past two years.
    2009.
  • Pride and the Power to Win
    28 minutes VHS
    Describes a community project to improve the quality of education at the Baboquivari High School on the Tohono O'Odham reservation near Sells, Arizona.
    1990.
  • Pride of Prejudice: Indian Mascots & Imagery in the United States
    360 minutes DVD
    Throughout the 20th Century, Indians and images of Indians became popular for use in branding products and as mascots for athletic teams. As the 21st Century began, these mascots received new scrutiny and disapproval, most recently with the decision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to prohibit the use of certain mascots and images at NCAA-sponsored events. This conference featured key players in the ongoing dispute over the propriety of Indian mascots, and explored both the legal and ethical implications of the use of such imagery by American universities and public schools.
    2006.
  • Primal Mind
    58 minutes VHS
    Incorporates scenic views, still photographs, vintage footage in examining the contrasts between traditional native American concepts and European-based American cultures.
    1996.
  • Qallunaat: Why White People are Funny
    47 minutes DVD
    A fresh and long overdue 'study' of white people from the Inuit point of view. Not surprisingly, these 'Qallunologists' find the ways of white culture a bit peculiar and often riotously funny. [The researchers] consider their odd dating habits, their lame attempts at Arctic exploration, their overbearing bureaucrats and curious obsession with owning property.
    2006.
  • Question of Indian Sovereignty
    7 minutes VHS
    Defines Indian sovereignty and encourages Indian people to understand and use their sovereign powers.
    1977.
  • Racing the Rez
    57 minutes DVD
    Documentary about the competition between Navajo and Hopi high school cross-country runners in Northern Arizona.
    2012.
  • Reclaiming Our Children: A Story of the Indian Child Welfare Act
    29 minutes DVD
    Prior to 1978, Indian children were being placed in foster care at a nationwide rate 10-20 times higher than non-Native children. These children often lost all connections with their families, extended families, tribes, and cultural heritage. Public Law 95-608, the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 was passed to remedy the problem of disproportionately large numbers of Indian children being placed in foster care. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) requires that Indian children be placed in Indian homes for foster care or adoption and gives the children's tribe certain rights to participate in the placement procedure. This documentary is an examination of the Child Welfare System, the Indian Child Welfare Act and the laws that work against it.
    2007.
  • Reclaiming Their Voice: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond
    42 minutes DVD
    Examines the history of Native American voting rights in the United States and New Mexico. It follows narratives including the history of the Pueblo revolt, the evolution of Native voting rights, the Laguna Tribe's 2004 voter registration drive, the passage of new legislation to support and protect Native American voting rights, and a battle to preserve sacred petroglyphs in Albuquerque.
    2010.
  • Recollections of Charles Chibitty: The Last Comanche Code Talker
    42 minutes VHS
    Interview with Charles Chibitty, a Comanche codetalker in Europe during World War II.
    2000.
  • Reconstruction - A New Life Begins
    28 minutes VHS
    One of several CHIEF (Cherokee Heritage Indian Educational Foundation) Productions programs on the Cherokee people. Deals with Cherokee history after the Civil War.
    1994.
  • Red Road : Toward the Techno-Tribal
    28 minutes VHS
    Different people give their views on how all people need to become more harmonious with the environment, like the American Indian traditions.
    1984.
  • Red Road to Sobriety, The
    90 minutes VHS
    Places the alcohol problems of Native Americans within the context of the historical destruction of indigenous peoples and culture and the stereotype of the drunken Indian. Documents a growing social movement which combines ancient spiritual traditions with modern medical approaches in substance abuse recovery.
    1995.
  • Red Road: The Barry Hambly Story
    47 minutes VHS
    Follows Barry Hambly, an adopted Canadian Lakota, on his spiritual path in search of his origins to Saskatchewan to meet his birth mother.
    2004.
  • Redefining Indigenous Perspectives Through Art and Dialogue
    68 minutes DVD
    "Santa Fe-based sculptor Bob Haozous (Apache) presents the spring 2012 installment of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture in Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community. Bob Haozous is one of the most important Native sculptors of the Native American Fine Art Movement. His innovation and experimentations with materials push the boundaries of "Indian" art--the boundaries that his father, Allan Houser, helped to define. He is best known for his monumental cut steel pieces which often deal with poignant topical issues. He approaches these issues with a bit of a bite and a good dose of humor. His injection of humor allows the serious issues to be more palatable and to have a universal presence."--ASU Project Humanities website.
    2013.
  • Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew
    55 minutes VHS
    Native American comedians discuss Native American humor.
    2000.
  • Reel Injun: The Trail of the Hollywood Indian
    88 minutes DVD
    Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day.
    2010.
  • Remarks of Kevin Gover, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior at the 175th Anniversary, BIA
    28 minutes VHS
    Presents a speech by Kevin Gover held on September 8, 2000 marks the 175th anniversary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
    2000.
  • Resurgence of Traditional Ways of Being: Indigenous Paths of Action and Freedom
    75 minutes DVD
    Victoria Professor of Indigenous Governance, Gerald Taiaiake Alfred discusses how indigenous people can and should reconnect with traditional ways of being.
    2009.
  • Rez Bomb
    90 minutes DVD
    Set on and around Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Rez Bomb is a love story/thriller about a Lakota girl and a white guy who are very much in love but get themselves into trouble with a brutal money lender and its against the clock for them to bail themselves out.
    2009.
  • Ride to Wounded Knee, The
    86 minutes VHS
    Follows a group of Lakota Indians on horseback in December, 1990 across South Dakota as they retrace the route that led to the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee.
    1992.
  • River of Renewal: United by Water - Divided by People
    55 minutes DVD
    Follows Jack Kohler, a Yurok/Karuk Indian, on a journey of self-discovery in the land of his ancestors. Jack learns about the traditions of his people and their struggles to defend tribal rights and restore the wild salmon of the Klamath River Basin. River of Renewal documents eight years of protest and acts of civil disobedience as Indian tribes, farmers, and commercial fisherman defend their ways of life. The film witnesses a remarkable turnaround. Politically polarized stakeholders and government agencies overcome bitter divisions in reaching a consensus about the future -- a future that could bring the largest dam removal/river restoration project in history.
    2009.
  • Rocks with Wings
    113 minutes DVD
    The story of the Shiprock Lady Chieftains basketball team, largely Navaho, whose new coach (Jerry Richardson) led them from a group of girls who expected to lose to the position of state champions, meanwhile learning to overcome the differences in race, gender and cultural heritage that divided them to achieve a sense of pride and accomplishment for themselves, their team and their community.
    2002.
  • Running on the Edge of the Rainbow: Laguna Stories and Poems
    28 minutes VHS
    Silko reflects on the nature of Laguna storytelling, its functions, and the problems she has faced as an Indian poet. Though some of the contemporary stories appear to fall into the category of idle gossip, Silko discusses how these stories are in fact current versions of traditional tales. Includes video guide.
    1980.
  • Sacred Ground: Indian Origin, Legend, and Spirit
    50 minutes
    LAB FILM M-6
    The story of North American Indians and their relation to the land.
  • Science or Sacrilege: Native Americans, Archaeology and the Law
    57 minutes VHS
    Discusses the issue of the controversy between Indians and scientists on the excavations and study of Indian burial grounds and remains. Examines the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) passed in 1990, its underlying moral and political issues, its practical consequences, and the prospects for science in the post-NAGPRA world.
    1996.
  • Season of Grandmothers
    28 minutes 16 seconds VHS
    Grandmothers from the Spokane, Couer d'Alene, and Nez Perce tribes recall and demonstrate some of the roles of grandmothers, including culture carrier, teacher, child disciplinarian and historian.
    1990.
  • Seasons of the Navajo
    60 minutes VHS
    This documentary follows a Navajo family for one year and shows its many activities in the traditional kinship lifestyle.
    1990.
  • Secrets of the Little Bighorn
    23 minutes VHS
    Archaeologists have been able to generate a computer simulation of the final, fatal moments of the Battle of Little Bighorn. The reconstruction shows a Native American triumph rather than Custer's defeat, representing a dramatic reversal from the way the battle has traditionally been portrayed.
    1993.
  • Seyewailo: The Flower World Yaqui Deer Songs
    51 minutes VHS
    The "enchanted talk" of Yaqui deer songs as they are sung and danced to at a fiesta, the pahko, which lasts from dusk to dawn. Yaqui deer songs are religious expressions of the flower world. Includes video guide.
    1980.
  • Share Our Pride
    20 minutes VHS
    A Video guide to the Native Heritage Center. The Native Heritage Center is a center dedicated to the Cowichan people and the Nations of the Northwest Coast.
    1994.
  • Skins
    87 minutes DVD
    An aboriginal police officer on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation becomes frustrated with the alcoholism in his community.
    2003.
  • Skydancer
    75 minutes DVD
    The Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center: for more than 120 years, Mohawk ironworkers have raised America's modern cityscapes. They are called 'Skywalkers' because they walk fearlessly atop steel beams just a foot wide, high above the city. Who are these Mohawk sky walkers? What is their secret for overcoming fear? Or is it the pure need to adapt in order to survive? And what is their life really like, when every Friday at quitting time, they jump in their cars and make the eight-hour drive up north to their families on the reservation?
    2011.
  • Smoke Signals
    89 minutes DVD
    Two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, find friendship and self-discovery when they leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor's father.
    2001.
  • Smokin' Fish
    57 minutes DVD
    Features a young Tlingit businessman-Cory Mann in Juneau, Alaska. While nostalgic for his childhood, Cory spends a summer at his family's traditional fish camp. Cory attempts to navigate the intersection of the modern world and his ancient culture. The film unites story-lines of a Native Alaskan fish camp, a compelling personal journey, and dynamic vignettes of Tlingit history and culture.
    2011.
  • Snowbowl Effect, The
    56 minutes DVD
    This film explores the controversy surrounding the recently proposed ski resort expansion and snowmaking with wastewater on the San Francisco Peaks as Native American tribal officials and spiritual leaders, Forest Service officials, and concerned citizens discuss the issues: sacred lands protection, public health concerns associated with groundbreaking studies on wastewater, economic misconceptions, threats to the environment, global warming and a small community caught in the conflict.
    2005.
  • Song to Sing, A
    15 minutes VHS
    A biography of Native American opera singer Bonnie Jo Hunt. Donated by the Center for Indian Education.
    1982.
  • Songs in Minto Life
    30 minutes VHS
    This documentary of Interior Alaska music was shot on location in Minto Flats, and features the lifestyle of hunting people, animals, and the development of a song in the oral tradition of the Minto.
    1985.
  • Songs of My Hunter Heart: Laguna Songs and Poems
    34 minutes VHS
    The discovery of uranium deposits and the development of extensive mining have made inroads upon traditional Laguna Pueblo life while providing material benefits for the Indians who are disrupted. Harold Littlebird incorporates contemporary themes into his work, retaining the Pueblo reverence for the spoken work. Includes video guide.
    1980.
  • Soop on Wheels
    50 minutes DVD
    Everett Soop, a Blackfoot with muscular dystrophy, is an outspoken journalist and political cartoonist - a crusader for Native rights and a man of acerbic wit. Includes public performance rights.
    1998.
  • Sousa On The Rez: Marching To A Beat of A Different Drum
    27 Minutes DVD
    Documentary on Native American Music.
    2012.
  • Southwest Indian Art: Baskets
    31 minutes VHS
    This tape visits nine different weavers and shows in detail the making of the traditional coil baskets. Filmed entirely on the Pima, Papago, and Hopi reservations.
    1992.
  • Southwest Indian Foundation
    16 minutes DVD
    Presents information on the Southwest Indian Foundation mission to lessen the poverty and unemployment among the Native Americans of the Southwest, specifically members of the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Laguna, Acoma, and Apache tribes.
    2008.
  • Southwest Indian Jewelry: Silver Jewelry, Southwest Indian Art
    34 minutes VHS
    Video visits Navajo, Zuni and Hopi silversmiths who make most of the Southwest Indian silver jewelry.
    1992.
  • Southwest Indian Pottery
    48 minutes VHS
    Visits four potters from the Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Zia pueblos; identifies pottery from different Indian tribes.
    1992.
  • Spirit in the Rocks
    60 minutes VHS
    Combines an acted re-creation of the creation of a rock painting site in the Canadian Shield boreal forest area of northern Saskatchewan with a documentary-style explanation of what we know about the origins, meanings, and age of these ancient rock paintains (pictographs).
    2005
  • Spirit of Crazy Horse, The
    58 minutes VHS
    A history of the century long effort by the Lakota Sioux to reclaim their land and culture. 2 copies.
    1990.
  • Spirit of the Dawn
    29 minutes VHS
    This documentary traces the history of Indian education in the U.S. and the experience of the Crow Indians in Montana in particular. Includes archival footage.
    1994.
  • Spirits for Sale
    58 minutes DVD
    Documentary on the appropriation of Native American religious traditions by non-Natives.
    2007.
  • Squanto and the First Thanksgiving
    30 minutes VHS
    Tells the story of Squanto and the events that lead to the First Thanksgiving.
    1993.
  • St. Joseph's Indian School
    26 minutes VHS
    An overview of the St. Joseph's Indian School
    1995.
  • Standing Silent Nation
    53 minutes DVD
    Presents the historical background, economic conditions, and legal arguments surrounding Alex White Plume and his family after they began successfully -- and legally, according to the Oglala Sioux Tribe's ordinance -- farming industrial hemp on the tribe's South Dakota Badlands reservation.
    2007.
  • Stolen Waters: The Battle Over the Water in Waiahole Ditch
    27 minutes VHS
    In 1913, the Oáhu Sugar Company built a tunnel and pipe system totalling 27 miles from the Koólau mountains to the Éwa plain for irrigation during the height of the sugar industry boom. The water diversion severely affected subsistence farming and marine life on the Windward side of the island. This film tells the story of the effort to restore streams and the communities which depend on them.
    1996.
  • Sun Dagger
    59 minutes VHS
    Describes the discovery of a celestial calendar in the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico which was constructed more than 1,000 years ago by the Anasazi Indians. Tells of the workings of the Calendar.
    1982.
  • Sunrise Dance
    28 minutes VHS
    This unique documentary shows an ancient, sacred Apache ceremony that has never before been filmed. The Sunrise Ceremony marks the passage from adolescence to adulthood for young Apache women. This documentary focuses on 13 year old Maureen Nachu, who lives on the Fort Apache Reservation, in Whiteriver, Arizona.
    1994.
  • Surviving Columbus: The Story of the Pueblo People
    115 minutes VHS
    Using stories from Pueblo elders, interviews with Pueblo scholars and leaders, archival photographs, and historical accounts, this program explores the Pueblo Indians' 450-year struggle to preserve their culture, land, and religion despite European contact.
    1992.
  • Sweating Indian Style
    57 minutes VHS
    Tells about the controversies of New Age people performing the ceremony sweating.
    1994.
  • Tattoo on my Heart, A: Warriors of Wounded Knee 1973
    59 minutes DVD
    The story of the 71-day occupation at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as told through the perspectives of its participants.
    2004.
  • Teachings of the Tree People
    58 minutes DVD
    National Heritage Fellow Gerald Bruce Sùbiyay Miller, Skokomish Tribal Twana Indian leader, gathers and weaves a cedar bark mat and shares his life story and the teachings of the Tree People.
    2006.
  • The 1996 Crow Fair and Pow Wow
    62 minutes VHS
    Scenes from the 78th annual Crow Fair. Commentaries by the event's masters of ceremonies are audible, but there is no additional narration. Dances include the grand entry, competitive dances in various categories (among them the men's traditional, grass and fancy dances, and the women's traditional, fancy shawl and jingle dress dances), a tiny tots competition, intertribal dancing, clan dancing, line dancing by the Old Elk family, a dance solo by Miss Crow Nation 1996 (Della Big Hair), and the Crow hop. Other events include a rodeo, and a Sunday morning parade with horseback riders, dancers and floats.
    1996.
  • The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?
    153 minutes DVD
    The films in this double feature--two of three films produced by the public information/education project, Running Dry--seek to raise awareness of the worsening global humanitarian water crisis. Running dry is looks at water quality and quantity around the world and features interviews with . The American Southwest : are we running dry? looks at water problems in the American Southwest that have resulted from severe drought, urban development, agricultural uses, and population growth. Both films draw upon a wide variety of expertise, from former prime ministers to local activists, and not only describe the problems but outline a clear agenda for solving them.
    2009.
  • The Border Crossed Us
    26 minutes DVD
    Explores immigration laws which deny citizenship to the Tohono O'odham, a tribal nation living on both sides of USA-Mexico border.
    2007.
  • The Creek Runs Red
    57 minutes DVD
    Tells the story of a small town in Oklahoma. Divided by those who want to save the community from environmental threats; and those who want to be relocated away from the environmental disaster which was the result of the zinc and lead mining earlier in the 20th century. Includes public performance rights.
    2007.
  • The Devil's Miner
    82 minutes DVD
    The story of 14 year-old Basilio Vargas and his 12 year-old brother Bernardino as they work in the sixteenth century Bolivian silver mines of Cerro Rico (Potosí). Cerro Rico miners believe that Satan, as represented by hundreds of statues constructed in the mines, determines whether they live or die there.
    2005.
  • The Exiles
    181 minutes
    [C]hronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Based entirely on interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles -- transplants from Southwest reservations -- as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance.
    2009.
  • The History of Indian Voting in Arizona
    15 minutes DVD
    Documentary on how Native Americans in Arizona pursued the right to vote.
    2008.
  • The History of Nunavik: In the Footsteps of the Inuit
    60 minutes VHS
    This video traces the history of the Inuit people, from the arrival of their ancestors through the 20th century. The program examines the development of Inuit culture, the first contacts with European settlers, the impact of the Hudson Bay Company and much more.
    1996.
  • The Land Has Eyes
    87 minutes DVD
    A captivating saga of one girl's mustering up the heroic spirit of her heritage to confront the modern world. Set on the remote island of Rotuma in the South Pacific, it's a visually entracing work, capturing the pristine beauty of those luscious climes and cluingus in to a culture that has been defiled in many ways by European colonisation. At once an illuminationg ethnography of a remarkable people, The Land Has Eyes is most satisfyingly a tale of triumph and assertion. It focuses on Viki (Sapeta Taito), an industrious Rotuman teen who aspires to someday win a scholarship to Fiji. Strong-minded, which is not considered a virtue by the women in her family as well as her peers, Viki takes in upon herself to do what her more traditional parents cannot accomplish. In essence, she crosses cultural boundaries when she stands up to her father's good name, and she trascends female exceptions when she strives to achieve her highly personal goals.
    2005.
  • The Last of His Tribe
    90 minutes DVD
    A dramatization of the biography of Ishi, a lone survivor of California's Yahi tribe of Native-Americans. The story begins with Ishi's capture by ranchers, his early encounters with the academics who wish to study him, and the slow unveiling of his past to Dr. Alfred Kroeber, an anthropologist who is intent on knowing all of Ishi's secrets.
    2004.
  • The Long Walk: Tear of the Navajo
    57 minutes DVD
    In 1864, thousands of Navajos were marched to a barren reservation in New Mexico near the Texas border called Bosque Redondo. During this long walk, many died along the way. After their relocation, the boarding school aftermath would shake the identity of the Navajo Indians.
    2008.
  • The Oneida Speak
    56 minutes DVD
    Through journals written in the 1930s, Oneida elders recall historical personal accounts.
    2008.
  • The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz
    54 minutes DVD
    After anthropologist Spencer MacCallum bought pottery at Bob's Swap Shop in Deming, New Mexico, in 1976, he set out to find the artist. Upon meeting Juan Quezada in Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, MacCallum ecourages Quezada to continue and refine his work. The nearly defuct Mexican town began to thrive when hundreds of other in the community became proficient as potters under the tutelage of Juan Quezada, including the artist Diego Valles. Including commentary by MacCallum, Quezada, Valles and Walter Parks, author of the book, "Miracle of Mata Ortiz."
    2011.
  • The Return of Navajo Boy
    57 minutes DVD
    The resurfacing of a decades-old film reunites a man and his family and explores radioactivity problems on the Navajo reservation. The original film, Navaho boy: the Monument Valley story, produced by Robert J. Kennedy, chronicled the Cly and Begay families. The new film, Return of Navajo boy, juxtaposes the families' lives now and then. The current film also explores the effects of uranium exposure from the mines on the Navajo Nation on the health of the Navajo people. It documents the return/reunion of John Wayne Cly, a Navaho boy, taken as a child by missionaries around 1960 from his Navajo family. Includes public performance rights.
    2001.
  • The Return of Navajo Boy
    93 minutes DVD
    The Return of Navajo Boy reunited a Navajo family and triggered a federal investigation into uranium contamination. It tells the story of Elsie Mae Begay, whose history in pictures reveals an on going struggle for environmental justice. A new epilogue (produced in 2008) shows how the film and Groundswell Educational Films' outreach campaign create news and rally supporters including Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform who has mandated a clean-up plan by the five agencies that are responsible for uranium contamination.
    2011.
  • The Snow Walker
    105 minutes DVD
    When a plane carrying Charlie Halliday and a sick, Inuit woman, Kanaalay, crashes hundreds of miles from civilization, they are at the mercy of nature's worst. While search parties try to locate the place, Charlie decides to trek overland promising the woman he will return with help. Despite her sickness, she follows Charlie. Kanaalay teaches him the skills he will need in order to survive and he comes to respect her wisdon and her spirit.
    2005.
  • The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy
    115 minutes DVD
    Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their children and elders.
    2006.
  • The Village of Thirty Centuries
    48 minutes VHS
    A Story of a river, a people--and time: The story of Metepenagiag: A celebration of Mi'kmaq heritage. Originally produced as a documentary in 1996.
    2007.
  • Those Who Came Before
    60 minutes VHS
    Illustrates what life was like six centuries ago in the Southwest. It transports you to some of the most spectacular archeological sites in the American Southwest, where the compelling cultural legacy of pre-Columbian Puebloan peoples has been unearthed and preserved.
    1996.
  • Those Who Have Gone Before: The Legacy of America's First Farmers
    28 minutes VHS
    Documentary on the Hohokam culture of the prehistoric Southwest.
    1994.
  • Thunderbird Woman: Winona Laduke
    60 minutes DVD
    Portrait Native American activist, Winona LaDuke.
    2003.
  • To Protect Mother Earth: Broken Treaty II
    59 minutes VHS
    Relates the legal battle between two Western Shoshone Indians and the U.S. government over land they claim is theirs according to the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley. The Shoshone way of life is portrayed.
    1989.
  • Traditional Ojibwe Ice Fishing
    30 minutes VHS
    Ben Chosa demonstrates the amazing traditional technique of ice fishing at the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin.
    1998.
  • Transitions: Destruction of a Mother Tongue
    30 minutes VHS
    This film by Blackfeet producers explores the relationship between language, thought, and culture, and examines the impact of language loss in Native American communities.
    1991.
  • Tribal Land Claims: A Generation of Federal Indian Law on the Edge
    62 minutes DVD
    Attorney Arlinda Locklear demonstrates how attorneys for tribes have used the doctrine of discovery or federal common law to assert claims in tribal land claim cases. She lays out the history of the Oneida land claim case against the state of New York beginning in 1784 when the state began an aggressive campaign to acquire Oneida territory leading to the present.
    2011.
  • Tribal Sovereignty: The Right to Self-Rule
    14 minutes DVD
    Presents an overview of tribal sovereignty.
    2007.
  • Trudell
    78 minutes DVD
    Follows the life work of Native American poet/activist John Trudell.
    2006.
  • Two Worlds Colliding
    49 minutes DVD
    Story about two police officers in Saskatoon dumping aboriginals in a barren field on the city outskirts at below freezing temperatures. One of the victims comes forward with his story and sets into motion a major RCMP investigation into several suspicious deaths, conviction of the two constables who abandoned him, and the reopening of an old case, leading to a judicial inquiry. Includes public performance rights.
    2006.
  • Un Printemps Navajo
    52 minutes DVD
    Documentary on the Navajo way of life. Politics and government, religion, social life and customs.
    2005.
  • Unnatural and Accidental
    90 minutes DVD
    Rebecca returns to Vancouver to visit her dying father and finds herself drawn into a nightmarish odyssey when she pursues his wish to track down her long-lost mother.
    2007.
  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?
    236 minutes DVD
    Introduction -- In sickness and in wealth (56 min.) -- When the bough breaks (29 min.) -- Becoming American (29 min.) -- Bad sugar (29 min.) -- Place matters (29 min.) -- Collateral damage (29 min.) -- Not just a paycheck (30 min.).
    2008.
  • Up Heartbreak Hill
    82 minutes DVD
    Chronicles the senior year of three Navajo high-school students in New Mexico. Thomas, an elite runner; Tamara, an academic superstar; and Gabby, an aspiring photographer, as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school. A PBS POV (Point Of View) documentary.
    2012.
  • Urban Rez
    57 minutes DVD
    Documentary on the legacy and modern-day effects of the federal government's voluntary urban relocation program that relocated American Indians from reservations to urban areas.
    2013.
  • Violence Over The Land: Lessons from the Early American West
    70 minutes DVD
    Professor Ned Blackhawk of the University of Wisconson, Madison discusses the history of American Indians of the Great Basin in the early American West.
    2008.
  • Voices from the Talking Stick
    27 minutes VHS
    A story of the past, present and future told by the Haida people. The Haida offer a vantage of a people literally threatened with extinction that is a poignant parable and allegorical inspiration to the rest of the world.
    1990.
  • Wabanaki: A New Dawn
    25 minutes VHS
    Discusses the Wabanaki peoples' (Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac) efforts at cultural renewal.
    1996.
  • Waila! Making The People Happy
    57 minutes DVD
    Reveals the history and evolution of the fun and energetic social dance music phenomena of Arizona's Native American tribes.
    2009.
  • Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier
    85 minutes VHS
    The story of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian imprisoned at Leavenworth Penitentiary for the murder of two FBI agents in 1975 at the Pine Ridge Reservation. Looks back at the violent confrontations at Wounded Knee and Pine Ridge in the 70's, today's Indian reservations, as well as Peltier's odyssey through the American justice system.
    1991.
  • Water Flowing Together: Jock Soto of the New York City Ballet
    57 minutes DVD
    Portrait of Jock Soto, who retired from the New York City Ballet at age forty, after a twenty-four-year career. Inlcudes public performance rights.
    2007.
  • Waterbuster
    57 minutes DVD
    Old memories surface when Hidatsa/Mandan filmmaker, J. Carlos Peindo, revisits the Upper Missouri River basin in North Dakota where his ancestors once lived. There he investigates the impact of the massive Garrison Dam project, constructed in the 1950's by the Army Corps of Engineers, which laid waste to a self-sufficient American Indian community, submerging fertile land and displacing his family and the people of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
    2006.
  • Way of Learning
    40 minutes VHS
    Discusses Native American students' educational and living experiences at Dartmouth College.
    1988.
  • Way of the Warrior
    57 minutes DVD
    Discusses the experiences of Native-American veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
    2007.
  • Weaving Worlds
    57 minutes DVD
    Revealing the untold stories of creation and sales of Navajo rugs, Weaving Worlds presents a compelling and intimate portrait of economic and cultural survival through the art of weaving.
    2008.
  • We Pray with Tobacco
    59 minutes VHS
    This video describes traditional Indian uses and meaning of tobacco, often comparing this with current cigarette use.
    1998.
  • We Shall Remain
    395 minutes DVD
    Mini-series and multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective. Disc 1 : After the Mayflower (77 min.) -- Bonus features ; Disc 2 : Tecumseh's vision (86 min.) -- Trail of Tears (75 min.) ; Disc 3 : Geronimo (77 min.) -- Wounded Knee (79 min.).
    2009.
  • We Still Live Here: Âs nutayuneân
    56 minutes DVD
    The Wampanoag are celebrated at Thanksgiving as the Indians who saved the Pilgrims from starvation, but their linguistic heritage remained largely forgotten until Jessie Little Doe Baird discovered hundreds of documents written in their ancient language. Her efforts, which led to the reclamation of the Wampanoag language and culture, are explored in this documentary film.
    2010.
  • When Your Hands Are Tied
    56 minutes DVD
    An educational film that explores the unique ways in which young Native Americans are finding to express themselves in a contemporary world while maintaining strong traditional values.
    2006.
  • White Man's Way
    30 minutes VHS
    Tells of the U.S. government's national experiment to transform Indian children from "savagery to civilization."
    1986-1993.
  • White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men
    25 minutes 30 seconds VHS
    A documentary exploring the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual traditions.
    1995.
  • Who Owns The Past?
    56 minutes DVD
    This documentary explores the conflict between anthropologists and Indian people over the control of human remains found on ancestral Indian land. Includes public performance rights.
    2001.
  • Wilma Mankiller: Challenges Facing 21st Century Indigenous People
    51 minutes DVD
    Lecture by Wilma Mankiller on what it means to be an indigenous person in the 21st century.
    2008.
  • Wilma P. Mankiller : Chief of Cherokee Nation - Woman of Power
    29 minutes VHS
    Profiles Wilma Mankiller in her role as leader of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.
    1992.
  • Winds of Time : The Story of the Anasazi Culture
    58 minutes VHS
    Robert Urich narrates the story of the ancient Anasazi people.
    1995.
  • Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations
    57 minutes VHS
    The Lakota Nation mourned the lives lost at the Wounded Knee Massacre for 100 years. Then a group of Lakota decided to bring their people out of mourning through a traditional ceremony known as Washigila; "Wiping the Tears." The Bigfoot Memorial Ride was that ceremony.
    1992.
  • Young Lakota
    82 minutes DVD
    The Pine Ridge Reservation is no stranger to strife and heartbreak, stark realities and inspired idealism. We are brought directly into the emotional and often uncertain journey of Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena, and their politically ambitious friend Brandon Ferguson, who all share the compelling desire to make a difference for themselves and their community. Their political awakening begins when Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of their tribe, defies a proposed South Dakota law criminalizing all abortion by threatening to build a women's clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. Sunny, just back on the reservation after two years in college, Serena, unwed and with a toddler, and Brendan with two little boys, find themselves immersed in this political battle as they struggle between opportunity and principle; between selling out or staying the course through twists and turns that they could not have anticipated.
    2012.
  • Your Humble Serpent: The Wisdom of Reuben Snake
    70 minutes VHS
    Presents a portrait of Reuben Snake, a contemporary Native American leader and role model who speaks out on ecology, sacredness, intuitive thinking, and the "rebrowning of America." Combines Mr. Snake's storytelling with interviews of friends and relatives.
    1996.

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