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Maria Tallchief

by Sandy Sunrising Osawa

Maria Tallchief's Indian name means "woman of two worlds" and this documentary deftly weaves together the different worlds of Tallchief, including ballet and her Osage Indian heritage.

Matters of Race

by Orlando Bagwell

Examining racial dynamics in diverse communities across the United States, this four-part series explores how race shapes Americans' sense of national and individual identity.

Miss Navajo

by Billy Luther

Following pageant contestants in their quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown, and featuring personal stories of recent winners, Miss Navajo is a unique celebration of womanhood.

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Mitakuye Oyasin: All My Relatives

by Mary John. Prairie PTV, and CEN

The history of the Native American Spirit Lake Nation through three generations of one family.

Pepper's Pow Wow

by Sandra Sunrising Osawa

A look at the life of Native American jazz saxophone pioneer Jim Pepper, the first musician to fuse Native American music with jazz.

Power Paths

by Bo Boudart

Power Paths follows a grassroots coalition of Native Americans and environmental groups determined to transform their reservation’s economy to green energy, preserving their land for future generations.

Independent Lens

Race Is the Place

by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles

Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.

Independent Lens

Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian

by Neil Diamond

Kemosabe? Loincloths, fringed pants, and feather headdresses? Heap big stereotypes. Reel Injun is an entertaining trip through the evolution of North American Native people ("The Indians") as portrayed in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. Jim Jarmusch, Clint Eastwood, Graham Greene, John Trudell, and others provide insights into the often demeaning and occasionally hilariously absurd stereotypes perpetuated on the big screen through Hollywood's history.

Independent Lens

Song Journey

by Arlene Bowman and Jeanine Moret

A celebration of the pow wow, and an exploration of the native women who choose to sing at the drum, despite its male tradition.

Summer Sun Winter Moon

by Hugo Perez

An unlikely collaboration between a Blackfeet poet and an unconventional classical composer results in a provocative symphony about the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of American Indians today.

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