Across the Creek
Lakota Tribes Reclaim Stories & Culture
Albert White Hat (Rosebud Sioux), renowned Lakota studies teacher on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Photo by Christian Glawe.

Broken by the legacy of colonialism, Lakota Tribes struggle for restoration, healing and rebuilding. By looking at traditional family structure, spirituality, language and values, they hope to build a vision for the future. Experience conversations between the elder and younger generations about reclaiming their stories and culture.
 

Across the Creek is the story of the Lakota tribe in South Dakota, and their quest to reclaim their culture through language, dance, working with the land, and participating in cultural activities.
  

Trudell
Confronting Harsh Realities of Native American History & Culture
Tina Manning Trudell and John Trudell with their children. (1979)

An engaging life story of Native American poet/prophet/activist John Trudell and his heartfelt message of active, personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendants.

 

Trudell fuses his radical politics with music, writing and art. Combining images and archival footage with interviews and performances, this biography reveals the philosophy and motivations behind Trudell's work and his relationship to contemporary Indian history. 

 

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Yellow Fever
Championing Environmental Justice
Tina Garnanez and her grandmother

Yellow Fever follows Tina Garnanez, a Navajo veteran returning from duty with the U.S. Army who realizes that her home on the Navajo Reservation has become a battleground in a protracted war over nuclear proliferation. Garnanez goes on a personal investigation into the history of the Navajo uranium boom, examining its lasting impacts and the potential for new mining in the area. Looking at the cost of cheap energy and the future of the industry, Garnanez becomes an advocate, lobbyist, and a vocal proponent for environmental justice. 

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Navajo Film Themselves
Students Learn to Use Cameras in Production of Documentary
 Photo by Susie Benally

Sol Worth, John Adair and Richard Chalfen traveled to Pine Springs, Arizona in the summer of 1966, where they taught a group of Navajo students to use cameras in the production of documentary films. Their students were Mike Anderson, Al Clah, Susie Benally, Johnny Nelson, Mary Jane Tsosie and Maxine Tsosie and later Susie Benally's mother, Alta Kahn. This film series is known as the Navajo Film Themselves, sometimes mistakenly called Through Navajo Eyes, which is the title of the book that Worth and Adair later wrote. 

 

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