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by David E. Simpson
The native herding tribes of Africa are emerging from a century of “white man’s conservation,” which turned their lands into off-limits game reserves. Now, with a new model of conservation, African wildlife is back in their hands and the tribes are vying for a piece of the ecotourism pie. But can poachers become protectors?
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Mary John. Prairie PTV, and CEN
The history of the Native American Spirit Lake Nation through three generations of one family.
by Ellen Frankenstein
Living in a place with high teen pregnancy, high school drop-out, substance abuse, and domestic violence rates, Sitka, Alaska teenagers reflect on the possibility of finding a place in society.
by Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith
Oil & Water is the true David & Goliath story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. One fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while the other attempts to revolutionize the oil industry.
by Ciara Lacy
Out of State follows native Hawaiian inmates who are sent to a private prison thousands of miles away in the desert of Arizona, and practice their native culture while working to rehabilitate their relationships with their families.
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.
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.
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.
by Andrea Torrice
Personal stories of Pacific Islander students, fishermen, elders, scientists, and farmers put a human face on the international climate change debate.
by Lorena Manriquez and Miguel Picker
The story of one of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and the resurrection of his Los Angeles mural “América Tropical,” later championed by the Chicano movement as a symbol of its oppressed culture.