Native American Heritage Collection
Film
The Island Is A Canoe

Hawaiian farmers are revitalizing traditional Hawaiian agroforests that are more resilient to the changing climate and provide food security for the island.

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The Trees Will Last Forever

As unsustainable logging continues to ravage landscapes around the world, the Menominee Tribe of Northern Wisconsin is leading the way in regenerative forest management.

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Film
They Take Care Of Us

The Blackfeet Nation of Northern Montana is reintroducing the buffalo back to their landscape after 125 years of their absence.

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Film
Fire Is Our Relation

As California battles massive wildfires that are increasing in size, scale, and severity, several tribes are working to revive traditional Native American land management practices.

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Film
The Seeds Are Our Children

Hopi farmer, Michael Kotutwa Johnson, has embarked on a life-long journey to gain recognition for traditional farming techniques by bringing together modern science and Indigenous ways of knowing.

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Film
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 contemporary Native Americans.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Today's Native America
Film
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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Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-5
Indigenous Language Revitalization in California
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
The Importance of Indigenous Language Revitalization
Film
I Am Yup'ik

A 16-year-old Alaskan Native leaves his tiny village to compete in a basketball tournament hundreds of miles across frozen tundra.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
The Value of Sports: Unifying a Community
Film
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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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Resiliency Among the Salmon People
Essay
Lessons in the Old Language
Linguist Matthew C. Bronson examines how language can shape our relationship to people, places and things.
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Essay
Speaking of Nature

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

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Film
Water Flows Together

Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.

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Film
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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Film
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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Film
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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Film
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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Film
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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Film
The Hunt

A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.

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Photo Essay
Melting Away

Images document the majesty and beauty of icebergs and the fragile environment of the polar regions.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Witnessing Icebergs
Silent Crescendo

Meet artist Slobodan Dan Paich, who creates simple drawings with tea and ink in a daily ritual.