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Lincoln, Neb.: Vision Maker Media awards up to $500,000 combined annually to a select handful of production and research & development projects by filmmakers across the nation to produce documentaries for PBS stations.

Athena Smith, a student in the Southern Ponca Media Camp, produced this piece about the Ponca Language, in our "Home" series.

The Indigenous Language Institute, located on the Santa Fe Indian School campus, is doing all they can to combat the extinction of indigenous languages.

An exploration on the cultural, historical and educational importance of Native language preservation.

Pomo for The Indian Children's Place, Hintil Kuu Ca is the only Native American child development center (CDC) in an urban area in California.

Watch and vote for Horse You See, a film in the final category for the PBS Online Film Festival, Offbeat.

Valerie Red-Horse (Cherokee and Sioux) is an award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur and investment banker. In her new documentary film Choctaw Code Talkers, Red-Horse reveals the origins of how Choctaw Native American soldiers used their Native language to aid the Allied Forces in the transmission of secret, tactical messages during World War I. As Red-Horse explains, “It’s a film depicting a very little known event that occurred in World War I that is a truly an American story.

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The Indigenous Language Institute is doing all it can to combat the extinction of indigenous languages, a vital part of Native people’s identity. Native American stories, history and prayers are all passed down orally. But Native American languages are disappearing at an alarming rate. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger, there are 191 endangered languages in the United States, 74 of which are listed as critically endangered.

Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Nativ

In 1935, while the country was deep in the depression, a group of Oneidas in Wisconsin took advantage of a federal writing program designed to employ Americans and offer economic relief.

This documentary explores the challenges faced by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on their reservation in North Carolina.

This film uncovers the rich Blackfeet history and culture, traces the aftermath of the expedition's arrival and illustrates the challenges and triumphs of the Blackfeet people today.

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