Indigenous Cultures

Explore the stories of Indigenous people and cultures around the world.

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Water Flows Together
Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.
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El Silbo

Residents of La Gomera, an island off of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, keep their traditional whistling language alive.

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Awana
Meet Quechua women weavers in the remote town of Patacancha in the south of Peru.
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The Medicine Man

A traditional curandero, or medicine man, in Northern Peru uses his extensive knowledge of native plants to treat various maladies.

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The Canoe Maker

Master carver Joe Martin, one of the few traditional craftsmen left, makes dugout canoes used by his people, the Pacific Northwest Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.

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Karuk

Meet three Karuk tribal members in California, dedicated to speaking Karuk to stay connected to their people, their language, and the Klamath river.

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Tolowa Dee-ni'

The sole fluent speaker of Tolowa Dee-ni’ in California works with his family to overcome generations of trauma and to preserve their language and traditions.

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Recording Kawaiisu

In this film, meet two of the last fluent speakers of Kawaiisu, a Native language of the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in California.

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Wukchumni

Five years after filming Marie’s Dictionary, Marie and her family share how they continue to teach Wukchumni classes to members of their community.

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Marie's Dictionary

Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni and created a dictionary to keep her language alive.

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Lost World

This short film documents the impact of sand dredging on Cambodia's mangrove forests and the lives of the people who depend on them for survival.

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Counter Mapping

A traditional Zuni elder in New Mexico works with artists to create maps based on ceremony, song, and connection to the land.

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Photo Essay
We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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Photo Essay
Mustang: Lives and Landscape of the Lost Tibetan Kingdom
Photographer Taylor Weidman reveals the traditions of a lost Tibetan Kingdom.
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Photo Essay
Mongolia's Nomads

Mongolian pastoral herders make up one of the world’s last remaining nomadic cultures.

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On the Big Bend of the Xingu River

Meet fishermen of the Xingu River in Brazil who are struggling for their livelihoods due to the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam.

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Yukon Kings

Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska, who lives on the Alaskan Yukon Delta, teaches his grandchildren how to fish during the summer salmon run.

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Kara Women Speak

The culture and livelihoods of Indigenous women of the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia are threatened due to a hydroelectric dam. 

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The People of Clouds

The people and land of the Mixteca are one of the world's last bastions of traditional indigenous life in Mexico.

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People of the Big Water

Learn about the Xikrin peoples of the Amazon Rainforest and the dam that is threatening their homes and subsistence lifestyle.

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The Hadzabe of Tanzania

Learn about one of the last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers in the world.

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Speaking of Nature

This essay explores and affirms our kinship with the natural world.

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Drokpa: The Nomadic Mountain People of Tibet
Photographer Diane Barker captures the changes taking place for the nomadic mountain people of Tibet.
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