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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
Ama - imageAma

The untold story of the involuntary sterilization of Native American women by the Indian Health Service well into the 1970s.

Bullfrog Films | 2019 | 74 minutes | 10-12, 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
Apache 8 - imageApache 8

A story of resilience, strength, and tradition, APACHE 8 tells the story of an all-female group of firefighters, who protect their reservation from fire and respond to wildfires around the station.

Women Make Movies | 2011 | 57 minutes
Aware - imageAware

Six brilliant researchers approach the mysteries of consciousness from radically different perspectives, from within and without.

Bullfrog Films | 2022 | 104 minutes
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
Common Ground: The Story of Bears Ears - imageCommon Ground: The Story of Bears Ears

The politicization of national parks.

Collective Eye Films | 2020 | 59 minutes
Conscience Point - imageConscience Point

CONSCIENCE POINT unearths a deep clash of values between the Shinnecock Indian Nation and their elite Hamptons neighbors, who have made sacred land their playground.

Women Make Movies | 2020 | 75 minutes
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.

National Film Board of Canada | 1993 | 56 minutes

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