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Native American Heritage

A collection of films about Native Americans and First Nations peoples -- history, spirituality, and current struggles to defend the environment, protect their traditions and cultures, and address the challenges of the 21st century.

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Aboriginal ArchitectureAboriginal Architecture

New structures in seven North American Native communities that reinterpret traditional forms for contemporary purposes.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2006 ♦ 93 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
American OutrageAmerican Outrage

Two elderly Western Shoshone sisters, the Danns, put up a heroic fight for their land rights and human rights.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 56 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
CrazywaterCrazywater

After years of struggle and shame, five First Nations Canadians are bravely telling their stories about their struggle with alcoholism and the role of traditional culture in long-term sobriety.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2013 ♦ 56 minutes
DamNationDamNation

Explores the sea change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the call for dam removal as awareness grows that our own future is bound to the health of our rivers.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 87 minutes ♦ 7 - 12, College, Adults
Donna's StoryDonna's Story

An intimate portrait of a fiercely determined survivor -- Donna, a Cree woman who left behind a bleak existence on the streets.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2001 ♦ 51 minutes
For JohnFor John

The story of John Diabo, cherished member of a tight-knit Mohawk family, tortured by drug addiction.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2003 ♦ 52 minutes
Gene Boy Came HomeGene Boy Came Home

Eugene "Gene Boy" Benedict left the Odanak Indian Reserve at the age of 15; adrift at 17 he joined the U.S. Marines on a dare, and ended up in the midst of the Vietnam War. This moving film from Alanis Obomsawin traces his journey there, and back to Odanak.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2007 ♦ 25 minutes
Hi-Ho Mistahey!Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Fourteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin launched a campaign to build a suitable school for the children of the Cree community of Attawapiskat in 2008. Two…

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2013 ♦ 99 minutes
HomelandHomeland

Tells the inspiring story of four battles in which Native American activists are fighting to preserve their land, sovereignty, and culture.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2005 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
In the Light of ReverenceIn the Light of Reverence

A stunning portrait of land-use conflicts over Native American sacred sites on public and private land around the West.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2001 ♦ 73 minutes ♦ Grades 9-12, College, Adult

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