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  1. Filmmaker Billy Luther, black and white headshot

    From Fashion to Food and Beyond: Billy Luther Brings Native Stories to the Forefront

    November 1, 2019

    Filmmaker and producer Billy Luther's first feature documentary Miss Navajo, which follows a young woman competing in the Miss Navajo beauty pageant, aired nationally on Independent Lens after premiering in the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, Luther has collaborated with Independent Lens on the alter-NATIVE series highlighting the

  2. N. Scott Momaday, Director Jeffrey Palmer, Cultural Advisor Gus Palmer

    Native Filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer Tells N. Scott Momaday's Story

    October 29, 2019

    Native American filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer talks with writer Jason Asenap about making a film on one of the preeminent Native writers, N. Scott Momaday, including how he shot the flashback recreations and animated sequences.

  3. ITVS Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    November 13, 2013

    ITVS and PBS offer viewers the opportunity to explore the rich and vibrant history and cultural contributions of Native Americans throughout the year, but this November offers a special slate of new and encore programs in honor of Native American Heritage Month. This November, Independent Lens is shining a spotlight on Native American culture with two

  4. Celebrating Native Language Revitalization

    November 17, 2011

    Jennifer Weston — researcher and assistant producer of We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân — discusses some engaging features on an interactive website about language reclamation projects called Our Mother Tongues. Weston helped produce the site and manages the Cultural Survival's Endangered Languages Program. We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân airs

  5. Next on Independent Lens: We Still Live Here

    November 16, 2011

    Founding Series Producer of Independent Lens Lois Vossen, honors Native American Heritage Month by setting up the documentary We Still Live Here - As Nutayunean. The film, by Anne Makepeace, premieres on Thursday, November 17 on PBS. The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to