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The Land is Ours

by Laurence A. Goldin

The Tlingit and Haida people of Alaska were confused by the idea of America “buying” the land they lived on from the Russians. They would be among the first native people to make a successful claim on their homeland and rights.

LISTENING AT THE LUNCHEONETTE

by Carole Lucia Satrina and Eugene Marner

In this six-part series, Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.

Making Peace

by Tom Weidlinger

A look at neighborhoods across the country where ordinary people are working together to make a difference — one person at a time.

Maria Tallchief

by Sandy Sunrising Osawa

Maria Tallchief's Indian name means "woman of two worlds" and this documentary deftly weaves together the different worlds of Tallchief, including ballet and her Osage Indian heritage.

Matters of Race

by Orlando Bagwell

Examining racial dynamics in diverse communities across the United States, this four-part series explores how race shapes Americans' sense of national and individual identity.

Memory of Fire

by Edin Velez, and Sarah Vogel

A theatrical meditation on the "discovery" of the new world by Christopher Columbus.

Mitakuye Oyasin: All My Relatives

by Mary John. Prairie PTV, and CEN

The history of the Native American Spirit Lake Nation through three generations of one family.

No Loitering

by Ellen Frankenstein

Living in a place with high teen pregnancy, high school drop-out, substance abuse, and domestic violence rates, Sitka, Alaska teenagers reflect on the possibility of finding a place in society.

Pepper's Pow Wow

by Sandra Sunrising Osawa

A look at the life of Native American jazz saxophone pioneer Jim Pepper, the first musician to fuse Native American music with jazz.

Race Is the Place

by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles

Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.

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