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by Valerie Red-Horse and Gale Anne Hurd
Chronicling the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, True Whispers profiles the Native American men who devised a code in their native language for the Marines that ultimately stumped the Japanese during the World War II.
by Lydia Nibley
Fred Martinez was a Navajo boy who was also a girl. In an earlier era, he would have been revered. Instead, he was murdered.
by Erica Scharf
Three Navajo high school seniors must decide whether to stay in their community — a place inextricably woven into the fiber of their being — or leave in pursuit of educational and economic opportunities.
by Daniel Golding
The history and evolution of Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona's tribal communities.
by Christina D. King and Dr. Elizabeth A. Castle
Warrior Women is the untold story of American Indian Movement activists who fought for civil rights in the ‘70s, anchored by one of the Red Power Movement’s most outspoken Lakota leaders, Madonna Thunder Hawk, and her daughter Marcy Gilbert.
by Suzy Baer
An intimate look at the circumstances surrounding the incarceration of Native American activist Leonard Peltier, convicted of murder.
by Gwendolen Cates
In 2005, the remarkable dancer Jock Soto retired from the New York City Ballet at age 40, after a 24-year career. His journey as an openly gay man of Navajo and Puerto Rican descent provides a rare glimpse into the life of a dancer and the disparate influences that shaped him.
by Anne Makepeace
The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts revives their native tongue, a language that was silenced for more than 100 years.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Trickster Films
An intimate portrait of Navajo weavers that explores the complex relationship with reservation traders and a weaver's role within the global market economy.
by Mat Hames
A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn't left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, visits the underground archives of Chicago’s Field Museum with two young Arapaho, and they explore ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years.