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Native American Heritage

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

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The Native American Heritage includes the following titles:

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock - imageAWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock

Documents the story of Native-led defiance of construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that has forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. The film asks: 'Are you ready to join the fight?'

Bullfrog Films | 2017 | 89 minutes | 10 - 12, College, Adults
Aboriginal Architecture - imageAboriginal 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 Outrage - imageAmerican 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
Coming to Light - imageComing to Light

An in-depth portrait of Edward S. Curtis, the preeminent photographer of North American Indians.

Bullfrog Films | 2000 | 84 minutes | 7-12, College, Adult
Coppermine - imageCoppermine

An introduction to the Copper Inuit of the Coronation Gulf region of Canada's Northwest Territories, one of the last aboriginal groups to be contacted by people from outside.

Natl Film Board of Canada | 1993 | 56 minutes
Cowboys, Indians, and Lawyers - imageCowboys, Indians, and Lawyers

The story of a pork-barrel project: a dam on the free-flowing Animas River in Colorado.

Bullfrog Films | 2006 | 57 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
Crazywater - imageCrazywater

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.

Natl Film Board of Canada | 2013 | 56 minutes
DamNation - imageDamNation

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 Story - imageDonna's Story

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

Natl Film Board of Canada | 2001 | 51 minutes
For John - imageFor John

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

Natl Film Board of Canada | 2003 | 52 minutes

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