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by David R. Sutherland
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Frontline
by Jon Alpert
Filmed over two decades in the life of Vern Sager and his family, The Last Cowboy captures a family's struggle to preserve a vanishing way of life as cowboys and Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota.
by Carole Lucia Satrina and Eugene Marner
In this six-part series, Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.
by Chris Billing
Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. Lost Sparrow is their adoptive brother's journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family.
by Tracy Rector and Annie Silverstein of Longhouse Media
The journey of three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe who make a film about the threat from two local oil refineries.
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.
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.
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.
by Mary John. Prairie PTV, and CEN
The history of the Native American Spirit Lake Nation through three generations of one family.
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.