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Women and Girls Lead Presents Young Lakota Online Encore and Live Chat

Since 1990, every U.S. President has declared the month of November as Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and honor the contributions, culture, history, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This commemorative month also provides a platform to raise awareness about the adversity Native people faced in the past and continue … READ MORE

How Indian Relay Works

Most of us will be unfamiliar with the titular sport at the heart of the new documentary Indian Relay, which premieres tonight, November 18 on Independent Lens on PBS at 10 PM [check local listings], and while the film itself certainly makes the sport vivid, a quick primer is in order. First, watch this excerpt from the film … READ MORE

Kind Hearted Woman Update (and Workshop)

As we kick off our celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we’ll be writing about two new Native American-themed films airing this month on Independent Lens (Indian Relay; Young Lakota), as well as looking at other Native American projects past and future.  First, an update on the subject of a film that The New York Times … READ MORE

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with 8 Documentaries

Before you carve the first slice of turkey this Thanksgiving, pause to remember that November is Native American Heritage Month. Originally designated as American Indian Day in 1915 by Native American activists, the holiday honored indigenous people’s contributions to the growth of the United States (including helping the starving, desperate pilgrims on Thanksgiving), and was … READ MORE