Fighting for Civil Rights
Celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Feb. 16
An extraordinary Alaskan woman became an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights. In 1945 Elizabeth Peratrovich, a young, unassuming Tlingit Indian mother of three, testified before the Alaska Territorial Senate and swayed the floor vote with her compelling testimony in favor of the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act, the first civil rights bill passed in the United States since the Civil War.

By helping to secure civil rights for her Native brothers and sisters and all minorities, Elizabeth became a role model for many Alaskans.

For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska is a blend of documentary and drama, with re-enactments, new interviews, and rare historic footage and photographs. This one-hour film traces the remarkable story of Alaska's civil rights movement in a series of victories for citizenship, voting rights, school desegregation and freedom from discrimination won over the course of the 20th century, one generation inspiring the next. We've extended our special on this film through February.

Home DVD $29.95 
Sale $19.95

Educational DVD $225 
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Explore Aboriginal Cultures Across North America
Aboriginal Architecture: Living Architecture  
93 minutes

Explore the way Aboriginal architecture reflects the diversity of environments and Aboriginal cultures across North America. Traditional and ceremonial buildings reflect all aspects of life in a particular region and time. Architectural designs were affected by technology, climate, society, religion, economics and history. The film explores the way Aboriginal architecture continues to evolve in response to ongoing changes in the natural and social environment.

Home DVD $24.95 Sale $14.95
Bringing 'Native Fusion' to the Mainstream
For the Generations: Native Story and Performance
55 minutes
Native American performers infuse contemporary genres of dance and music with traditional elements from their Tribal heritage. Through artist interviews and performances, six profiles document the effort to bring this "Native Fusion" genre to mainstream performing arts.

Home DVD $29.95
 Sale $19.95

Educational DVD $225 
Sale $125
Waila! Making the People Happy
27 minutes
Central European immigrants brought polka music to America in the mid-19th century, but the people in the O'odham Indian nations in Arizona's Sonoran desert have made the mixture of accordions, saxophones and percussion all their own.

Taken from the word baila, which means dance in Spanish, Akimel and Tohono people have created waila, a form of music that embodies polka and Mexican tejano, cumbias and Norteno. And one family, the famous Joaquin Brothers, have taken waila (pronounced y-la) all the way to Carnegie Hall to show that "Indian music" is what culture and language make it to be.

Home DVD $24.95
Sale $14.95

Educational DVD $125
Sale $75
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