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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:

Meddle - imageMeddle

Meddle captures Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas‘s artistic process and philosophy as he creates a re-purposed, car-hood art for the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, BC

Bullfrog Films | 2020 | 7 minutes | 7-12, College, Adults
Thirst for Justice - imageThirst for Justice

Armed only with facts and their illnesses, extraordinary citizens take on industry and government, risking arrest to protect clean water.

Bullfrog Films | 2021 | 58 minutes
Town Destroyer - imageTown Destroyer

A high profile battle erupts over images of African American slaves and Native Americans in New Deal-era murals at George Washington High School in San Francisco, leading to a passionate outpouring of activism and opinions about art, history, and racial reckoning in America.

Bullfrog Films | 2022 | 53 minutes | 10-12, College, Adults
Truth Tellers - imageTruth Tellers

Chronicles the lives of courageous Americans fighting for peace, racial equity, environmental justice and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a long time activist and artist.

Bullfrog Films | 2021 | 58 minutes
Lake Superior Our Helper - imageLake Superior Our Helper

The film follows Chief Sayers through a series of discussions with community members that explore the underlying social and ecological approaches of Batchewana's fisheries as well as perspectives about its history, current practices, and future directions.

Collective Eye Films | 2022 | 68 minutes | 10-12, College, Adults
The Pretendians - imageThe Pretendians

Why would someone fake an indigenous identity? That question is the premise of The Pretendians, as we cross Canada revealing what really lies behind this explosive issue.

Collective Eye Films | 2022 | 44 minutes | 10-12, College, Adults
Warrior Lawyers - imageWarrior Lawyers

Warrior Lawyers is an inspiring and compelling one hour documentary that invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models.

Collective Eye Films | 2020 | 60 minutes | 10-12, College, Adults
Indian Time - imageIndian Time

Indian Time is a personal and current portrayal of the 11 Aboriginal nations of Québec, where some forty people take turns speaking, allowing for exceptional encounters and immersing the viewer in this ”Indian Time”.

National Film Board of Canada | 2018 | 87 minutes | 10-12, PS
Voices Across the Water - imageVoices Across the Water

For Alaskan Tlingit carver Wayne Price, fashioning a dugout canoe from a single massive red cedar tree is a way to reconnect to the Ancestral Knowledge of Indigenous craftspeople.

National Film Board of Canada | 2022 | 84 minutes | 7-12, PS
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

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