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My name is Randy Vasquez and the new website for my documentary film about one man's experience in the Indian boarding school is up at www.thickdarkfog.com.

Good Meat, a new film co-produced by Sam Hurst, captures a glimpse of the obesity epidemic faced by Native Americans today.

“Forty percent of the Oglala Lakota people are already struggling with obesity, diabetes and heart disease,” says Hurst. “This is not a marginal issue for them.”

Part of this statistic--and the star of Good Meat--is Beau LeBeau (Oglala Lakota). LeBeau is obese; members of his family are obese; his diabetic mother recently passed away from diabetes.

A harshly comedic glimpse of rez life from the point of view of two babies. Featuring the 1491s.

Myron Longsoldier knows firsthand what it's like to be young, lost, and Native American. By the time he was 9 years old, he had already experienced a bad hangover.
 

Filmmaker Milt Lee cannot stomach Hollywood’s compulsion to relegate Native Americans to one of two places - a pedestal of historic glorification that makes them all spiritual leaders, healers, etc. or as the poster child of the third world in America. He tackles this perception head-on in his latest documentary Video Letters from Prison, to be released this Spring.

Native American Actor Zahn McClarnon (Standing Rock Sioux) shares his stories on why graduating high school is very important.

Native American media artists Chris Eyre, Cody Blackbird, and more share their stories on why graduating from high school is so important.

A project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting made possible in part by a grant from the Gates Foundation, American Graduate in New Mexico seeks to iden

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The American Experience segment - Wounded Knee is coming up soon, and I thought it might be a good time to listen to a documentary on WK that we did in 1993 - 20 years after the takeover.
Watch how Native American activist and poet John Trudell fuses his radical politics with music, writing and art.

There is a movement among Tribes to bring the buffalo back to the Great Plains in order to promote cultural enhancement, spiritual revitalization, ecological

Voting rights advocates are calling for congressional hearings into what they say is voter suppression on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations in South Dakota.

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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.