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Native American Heritage

A collection of films about Native Americans and First Nations peoples -- history, spirituality, and current struggles to defend the environment, protect their traditions and cultures, and address the challenges of the 21st century.

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Hi-Ho Mistahey!Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Fourteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin launched a campaign to build a suitable school for the children of the Cree community of Attawapiskat in 2008. Two…

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2013 ♦ 99 minutes
HomelandHomeland

Tells the inspiring story of four battles in which Native American activists are fighting to preserve their land, sovereignty, and culture.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2005 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
In the Light of ReverenceIn the Light of Reverence

A stunning portrait of land-use conflicts over Native American sacred sites on public and private land around the West.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2001 ♦ 73 minutes ♦ Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Islands of SanctuaryIslands of Sanctuary

Aboriginal Australians and Native Hawaiians reclaim land from the government and the military, and resist the erosion of culture and environment.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 57 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adults
Jumbo WildJumbo Wild

A 25-year battle in Canada's iconic Jumbo Valley pits developers of a large ski resort against conservationists, backcountry skiers and First Nations, who revere it as home of the grizzly bear spirit.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2016 ♦ 60 minutes ♦ 7 - 9, College, Adults
Kanehsatake 270 Years of ResistanceKanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance

Examines the historic confrontation between the Mohawks, Québec police, and the Canadian army that propelled Native issues into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 1993 ♦ 129 minutes
The Mystery of Chaco CanyonThe Mystery of Chaco Canyon
Unveiling the ancient astronomy of southwestern Pueblo Indians.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1999 ♦ 56 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
The Mystery of the Lost Red Paint PeopleThe Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People

Advanced seafaring culture lived in New England 7000 years ago.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1987 ♦ 59 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunnersNiigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners

In part the story of Aborginal athletes blocked from entering the 1967 Winnipeg Pan American Games with the Games torch; but also the story of a segregated school system, and survival, hope and reconciliation.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2007 ♦ 48 minutes
Our NationhoodOur Nationhood

In Our Nationhood, Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and…

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 2003 ♦ 97 minutes

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