Youth

November 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

Lakota youth in particular are eager to re-appropriate the language and its embedded concepts of place, ethics, action and purpose--on their own terms, someti


How Did Relocation Programs Affect Native Americans?
Looking Toward Home
Urban Rez
Many Native American cultural traditions and myths are associated with winter.
Harold of Orange
Games of the North
Watchers of the North

In the Beginning was Water and Sky is a short-form New Media project that tells two parallel stories about a Chippewa boy who runs away from an Indian Boarding School in the 1950s and a Chippewa girl who runs away from her village in the 1700s.

Today, only 41 fluent Native speakers of the Kodiak Alutiiq language remain, mostly Elders.

Ohero:kon - Under the Husk is a documentary that follows two Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) girls on their challenging journey to becoming women. They both take part in a four-year adolescent passage rites ceremony that has been revived in their community.

Call for Entries: A Student Competition Submissions accepted through Feb. 3 - $30 entry fee Submit before Dec. 23 for only $25 Open to filmmakers enrolled in accredited colleges, universities and technical schools in Mid-America (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas) Three awards of excellence: $1,000 each Eligibility and submission details: BisonBisonFilmFestival.org Festival: April 7-8, 2017 Festival of shorts (40 minutes maximum) all genres

Vision Maker Media offers a paid Public Media Internship to undergraduate or graduate students. With major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the purpose of the internship is to increase the opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in Public Broadcasting.

Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. Using a model called math circles, the students stay late after school and assemble over the summer at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, to study mathematics. The math circles approach emphasizes student-centered learning by putting children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction.

In 2012, a film that Randy Vasquez directed and I produced, called The Thick Dark Fog, was broadcast nationwide on PBS. The film tells the story of Lakota elder Walter Littlemoon’s journey of healing from his American Indian boarding school experiences. During the production of the film, we spoke to many Native elders who had gone to boarding school.

What does it take for a contemporary Native family to thrive on their reservation? Badger Creek is a portrait of Native resilience as seen through a year in the life of three generations of a Blackfeet family living on the reservation in Montana. The Mombergs are a loving, sober family that runs a successful ranch, lives a traditional worldview and is relearning their language.

SOL explores the death of a young Inuk man, Solomon Tapatiaq Uyarasuk, who is found dead in an RCMP detachment in a remote Inuit community. The locals suspect murder, but the police suggest suicide. As the documentary investigates the truth to Solomon’s death it sheds light on the underlying social issues of Canada’s North that has resulted in this region claiming one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world.

Los Angeles, California
August 12, 2015 - 9:00pm

The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to beat the odds and play lacrosse for natio

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