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by Jon Plutte and James M. Fortier
When a group of Native Americans reclaimed Alcatraz Island in 1969, their activism forever altered how Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture, and their rights.
by Pam Roberts
Filmed amid the beauty of the Rockies, Backbone of the World: The Blackfeet recounts the tale of the Badger-Two Medicine, the last Blackfeet sacred treaty land threatened by a government call for oil exploration.
by Matthew Testa and Bryan Cole
The Buffalo War examines the culture clash between Native Americans, ranchers, environmentalists, and government agents currently battling over the yearly slaughter of America's last wild bison.
by Laure Sullivan and Terry Jones
A snapshot of the struggle of the Seneca Nation of Indians to maintain its culture and identity after entering into the world of big-time casino gambling.
by Donna Dewey and Daniel Junge
An observational documentary about the on- and off-court struggles of Native American basketball players at Wyoming Indian High School.
by Julia Dengel
A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.
by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum
The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.
by Beverly Morris
Nuclear scientist and Navajo native Dr. Fred Begay blends seemingly contrary beliefs — traditional Navajo world order and nuclear physics.
by Dan Bigbee and Lily Shangreaux
The story of Andy Payne, a Cherokee who won the Great American Foot Race in 1928, reveals an ordinary young man who triumphed not because of mystical power, but because he believed in himself.
by Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson
Four Lakota Indian families face the persistent challenges of contemporary reservation life.