What does the future hold for us? Who can we turn to for guidance?

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

During the first week of October, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Cooper Gallery in Morrill Hall opened "A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century," an exhibition showcasing modern Navajo textiles reflecting a culture balancing both tradition and change. The exhibit's opening coincided with the Textile

In the new film Up Heartbreak Hill, Thomas Martinez, resident of Crystal New Mexico, a community on the Navajo Reservation, tells viewers about the realities of life on the Reservation. “Around here everyone thinks they live in a third world country,” explains Thomas, “what I hear from people is that living in Navajo is just straight up bad.” Thomas attends high school in Navajo, a nearby town of about 2000 people with a per capita income of $4,600 and a high school graduation rate of 56%.

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Vision Maker Media announces the results of its annual open call, which provides funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to filmmakers who tell Native stories. This year, Vision Maker Media has awarded more than $455,000 to seven projects headed up by filmmakers from the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest and Southwest. None of these filmmakers have previously been awarded funding by Vision Maker Media.

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I first heard of Vision Maker Media as an undergraduate at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. At one point, I toured the facility and was amazed that such an organization existed. Little did I know—I would work work for Vision Maker Media three years later.

While the environment is a popular documentary film topic, few seem to explore today’s ironic impact of man’s growing demand for energy on the Native people who lived for centuries off of the land.

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

This one-hour documentary shows how government relocation programs in the 1950s enticed significant numbers of Native Americans to leave the reservation for life in major cities

The massive economic stimulus bill includes nearly three billion dollars for Indian tribes; that's more than the entire current budget of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A good chunk of that will likely go to the Navajo Nation. As Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports, tribal leaders there are desperate for funding for basic infrastructure projects.

Tristan Ahtone talks with Native people about what the election of Barack Obama means to them.


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